Pathological clavicle fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Recent pathological femoral fracture. Now left clavicular pain?

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Minimally displaced fracture of the mid-left clavicle.

Underlying permeative lesion in the mid-clavicle.

Case Discussion

With fractures in the elderly always ensure there is no underlying pathological bone lesion.  In this case the moth-eaten appearance is due to a bony metastasis.

CT imaging and subsequent biopsy revealed this to be a metastasis from a lung malignancy.

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Case information

rID: 57742
Published: 11th Jan 2018
Last edited: 4th Jan 2020
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Rotherham Foundation Hospital Trust

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