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Isolated lesser trochanter fracture in adults: An early indicator of tumor infiltration

Authors
Journal
Orthopaedics & Traumatology Surgery & Research
1877-0568
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
97
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.otsr.2010.11.005
Keywords
  • Lesser Trochanter
  • Fracture
  • Metastases
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary We report on a case of isolated lesser trochanter fracture, without associated trauma, secondary to pulmonary adenocarcinoma metastasis. Treatment consisted in resection–reconstruction by megaprosthesis. This form of isolated fracture is rare, and results from infiltration of the trochanteric area by a malignant tumoral process, which is usually metastatic.

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