Bone metastasis below the knee from primary lung cancer is rare. Discussion of such cases in a multidisciplinary team is important to establish the correct treatment approach.
We analyzed the diagnostic pathway of a 53-year-old female patient with a 5-month history of pain in the right foot. The patient underwent several radiological examinations for the pain. An initial diagnosis of osteoporotic syndrome was made, followed by a diagnosis of primary sarcoma. Only when the patient continued to have pain were other radiological examinations performed and a biopsy of the right ankle taken. This revealed a metastasis from undifferentiated pulmonary adenocarcinoma. A total-body computed tomography scan did not show any tumor locations apart from the primary lung cancer. The patient underwent chemotherapy and palliative therapies. This case has been reported for its rarity.
Tumori 2015; 101(1): e18 - e20
Article Type: CASE REPORT
AuthorsLorena Gurrieri, Alessandra Longhi, Antonio Braghetti
- • Accepted on 26/02/2014
- • Available online on 24/01/2015
- • Published online on 20/03/2015
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- Gurrieri, Lorena [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, * Corresponding Author (email@example.com)
- Longhi, Alessandra [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1
- Braghetti, Antonio [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona - Switzerland
Department of Radiology, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona - Switzerland