Fibular metastasis: non small cell lung cancer

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Extensive lytic destruction of the proximal metaphysis of the right fibula, consistent with metastatic disease. 

Case Discussion

The patient has a known history of metastatic NSCLC. 

Distal appendicular metastases are uncommon, especially below the level of the knee or elbow. Lung cancer is one of the more common malignancies to metastasise distally. 

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Case information

rID: 29668
Case created: 11th Jun 2014
Last edited: 31st Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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