Pathological fracture of the femoral shaft - renal cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Fracture of the right femur during walking. No known history of malignancy at the time of presentation.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Proximal diaphyseal fracture of the right femur. There are ill-defined soft tissues component throughout the fracture.

Case Discussion

The history of fracture and its aspects of imaging suggests a pathological fracture.

The patient underwent an abdominal CT that showed (not available) a 6 cm mass in the left kidney. 

The patient was treated with segmental bone resection and reconstruction with a modular titanium diaphyseal endoprosthesis.

The diagnosis was confirmed as a metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 26536
Published: 27th Dec 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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