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Humeral Metastasis in a case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma - a Case Report

BP Baviskar, S Pruthi, SD Dongre, RR Karle

Abstract


A rare case of squamous cell carcinoma with metastasis to distal acral
skeleton – humerus within two months of diagnosis of the primary is being reported. The metastasis to the bones from carcinoma cervix is uncommon especially in the distal appendicular skeleton. A 47 years female came with spontaneous fracture of right humerus shaft. The tissue from fracture site revealed metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma. X-Ray lung and USG abdomen did not show any organ involvement. She was diagnosed as
squamous cell carcinoma cervix stage III B two months before and put on radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This is one of the few documented cases of metastasis to humerus without involvement of lung liver or brain within two months of diagnosis of the primary.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijmu.v6i2.68194
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