Breast metastases to bones of the extremities: Simultaneous involvement of all four limbs

R. A. Bloom, A. Sulkes, G. Freilick, E. Libson

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Abstract

Metastases to bones of the hands and feet are unusual, and simultaneous metastases to the bones of more than one extremity in a given patient is an extremely rare occurrence with only five previous case reports. In each of these cases the bones of two extremities were affected. A case is presented where the bones of both hands and both feet exhibited bone metastases. A second case with foot bone metastases is recorded. In both cases the primary tumour was a breast carcinoma. Theories of causation of such metastases are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-59
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Oncology
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone tumours
  • Bones
  • Breast carcinoma
  • Foot

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