Diagnostic dilemma of a thumb swelling: An unpropitious turn of events

Seetharama B. Rao, Pooja K. Suresh, Merwyn Fernandes, Laxman G.G. Prabhu, Saraswathy Sreeram, Rajendra Annappa

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Abstract

Benign and malignant bone tumors arise in small bones of the hands and feet. Nevertheless, secondary deposits at these sites are extremely rare. We report a peculiar case of an adult man who presented with thumb swelling, which was later discovered to be a metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. Such cases have a sinister prognosis with a survival rate of 6-12 months from the time of diagnosis. We intend to discuss the diagnostic dilemma and treatment of acrometastases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-929
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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