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CASE REPORTS
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Acrometastasis due to lung adenocarcinoma

Vasiliki Apollonatou, Stelios Loukides, Andriana I Papaioannou, Spyros Papiris
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2018.0013
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Pubmed: 29709050
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Adv Respir Med 2018;86(2):97-100.

open access

Vol 86, No 2 (2018)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2018-04-30
Submitted: 2018-02-26
Accepted: 2018-04-23

Abstract

We are presenting a case of acrometastasis in a male patient with lung adenocarcinoma. Acrometastases accumulate for 0.1%
of all metastatic bone lesions and can be the first manifestation of cancer in approximately 10% of cases. The main clinical
manifestations are tenderness, intermittent pain, functional impairment, erythema, heat and swelling of the affected part. Lung
cancer is the main primary malignancy which causes acrometastases. Although the lesions can be recognized in x-rays or CT
scans, the gold standard for the diagnosis is MRI scan in which the full extension of the tumor can be evaluated.The diagnosis
is usually confirmed by fine-needle biopsy of the affected bone. In the presence of acrometastases, prognosis is very poor and
palliative treatment is usually recommended. This case shows that patients at risk for lung cancer should be screened intensively
when they develop persistent digital symptoms.

Abstract

We are presenting a case of acrometastasis in a male patient with lung adenocarcinoma. Acrometastases accumulate for 0.1%
of all metastatic bone lesions and can be the first manifestation of cancer in approximately 10% of cases. The main clinical
manifestations are tenderness, intermittent pain, functional impairment, erythema, heat and swelling of the affected part. Lung
cancer is the main primary malignancy which causes acrometastases. Although the lesions can be recognized in x-rays or CT
scans, the gold standard for the diagnosis is MRI scan in which the full extension of the tumor can be evaluated.The diagnosis
is usually confirmed by fine-needle biopsy of the affected bone. In the presence of acrometastases, prognosis is very poor and
palliative treatment is usually recommended. This case shows that patients at risk for lung cancer should be screened intensively
when they develop persistent digital symptoms.

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Keywords

lung adenocarcinoma, acrometastasis, metastatic bone lesions

About this article
Title

Acrometastasis due to lung adenocarcinoma

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 86, No 2 (2018)

Pages

97-100

Published online

2018-04-30

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2018.0013

Pubmed

29709050

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2018;86(2):97-100.

Keywords

lung adenocarcinoma
acrometastasis
metastatic bone lesions

Authors

Vasiliki Apollonatou
Stelios Loukides
Andriana I Papaioannou
Spyros Papiris

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