Metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the tibia radiologically mimicking osteosarcoma.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305325
Title:
Metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the tibia radiologically mimicking osteosarcoma.
Authors:
Cunningham, Laurence Patrick; O'Neill, Barry James; Quinlan, John Francis
Affiliation:
The Adelaide & Meath Hospital Incorporating The National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the tibia radiologically mimicking osteosarcoma. 2013, 2013: BMJ Case Rep
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305325
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2013-200626
PubMed ID:
24172772
Abstract:
We report a case of a 73-year-old lady with transitional cell carcinoma and no evidence of metastatic disease presenting with gradual weight loss, pretibial swelling and painful weightbearing. Investigations revealed a lesion of the right tibial diaphysis. The radiological and clinical appearance was that of primary osteosarcoma. Biopsy results revealed metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the tibia. Intramedullary nailing was performed which relieved pain on weightbearing. The patient declined radiotherapy and was started on a palliative care regimen. This case illustrates the importance of histological diagnosis in the treatment of diaphyseal lesions.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Local subject classification:
CARCINOMA COMPLICATIONS
ISSN:
1757-790X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Laurence Patricken_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Barry Jamesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuinlan, John Francisen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-13T11:33:30Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-13T11:33:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationMetastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the tibia radiologically mimicking osteosarcoma. 2013, 2013: BMJ Case Repen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid24172772-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2013-200626-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/305325-
dc.description.abstractWe report a case of a 73-year-old lady with transitional cell carcinoma and no evidence of metastatic disease presenting with gradual weight loss, pretibial swelling and painful weightbearing. Investigations revealed a lesion of the right tibial diaphysis. The radiological and clinical appearance was that of primary osteosarcoma. Biopsy results revealed metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the tibia. Intramedullary nailing was performed which relieved pain on weightbearing. The patient declined radiotherapy and was started on a palliative care regimen. This case illustrates the importance of histological diagnosis in the treatment of diaphyseal lesions.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.subject.otherCARCINOMA COMPLICATIONSen_GB
dc.titleMetastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the tibia radiologically mimicking osteosarcoma.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Adelaide & Meath Hospital Incorporating The National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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