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Acrometastasis to the foot: three case reports with primary colon cancer.

Authors
  • Ellington, J Kent
  • Ellington, Kent
  • Kneisl, Jeffrey S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Foot & ankle specialist
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2009
Volume
2
Issue
3
Pages
140–145
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1938640009335271
PMID: 19825766
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Acrometastasis (metastasis to the hand or foot) is a rare occurrence; however, bone is a common site of metastatic disease, which occurs in up to 30% of patients with malignancy. Although acrometastasis is rare, a high clinical suspicion must exist, especially in evaluating a patient with a known history of cancer. The diagnosis may be difficult and prolonged, which may ultimately affect the patient's outcome. Misdiagnosis of acrometastasis seems to be a common problem. Early diagnosis and treatment is important for improving quality of life in these patients. The authors report 3 cases of acrometastasis from a rare source, the colon.

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