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Vol 15, No 5 (2019)
CASE REPORT
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Skeletal muscle metastasis from oesophageal adenocarcinoma — case report and literature review

Agnieszka Marta Rakowska
DOI: 10.5603/OCP.2019.0029
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Oncol Clin Pract 2019;15(5):265-268.

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Vol 15, No 5 (2019)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2019-09-10

Abstract

The most common sites of metastases from oesophageal carcinoma are lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and bones. Metastases to skeletal muscles are very rare and are characterised by extremely poor prognosis. A 62-year-old man with advanced oesophageal adenocarcinoma underwent chemoradiotherapy. More than six months after the primary diagnosis, the patient presented with distant solitary metastasis to the skeletal muscle of the left lower leg. He complained of severe pain and swelling of the left lower leg. Radiological and pathological examination confirmed metastatic character of the lesion. The patient was qualified for radiotherapy.

Metastases to skeletal muscle are very rare, and no guidelines have been established for the treatment for these patients. It seems that chemotherapy and radiotherapy can be considered as the best treatment modality for these patients.

Abstract

The most common sites of metastases from oesophageal carcinoma are lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and bones. Metastases to skeletal muscles are very rare and are characterised by extremely poor prognosis. A 62-year-old man with advanced oesophageal adenocarcinoma underwent chemoradiotherapy. More than six months after the primary diagnosis, the patient presented with distant solitary metastasis to the skeletal muscle of the left lower leg. He complained of severe pain and swelling of the left lower leg. Radiological and pathological examination confirmed metastatic character of the lesion. The patient was qualified for radiotherapy.

Metastases to skeletal muscle are very rare, and no guidelines have been established for the treatment for these patients. It seems that chemotherapy and radiotherapy can be considered as the best treatment modality for these patients.

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Keywords

oesophageal carcinoma; skeletal muscle metastasis; oesophageal adenocarcinoma

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Title

Skeletal muscle metastasis from oesophageal adenocarcinoma — case report and literature review

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 15, No 5 (2019)

Pages

265-268

Published online

2019-09-10

DOI

10.5603/OCP.2019.0029

Bibliographic record

Oncol Clin Pract 2019;15(5):265-268.

Keywords

oesophageal carcinoma
skeletal muscle metastasis
oesophageal adenocarcinoma

Authors

Agnieszka Marta Rakowska

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