Distal appendicular skeletal metastases

Distal appendicular skeletal metastases, especially distal to the knee and elbow joints, are uncommon.

Clinical presentation

Localized pain and swelling, along with pathological fractures, are the most common 3



Malignancies that most commonly spread to appendicular skeleton include 1:

Bone tumours

The differential diagnosis for bone tumors is dependent on the age of the patient, with a very different set of differentials for the pediatric patient.

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rID: 1861
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Peripheral bone metastases
  • Appendicular skeletal metastases

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: lung SCC to femoral condyle
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  • Case 2: femoral metastasis
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  • Case 3: NSCLC to fibula
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  • Case 4: prostate metastasis
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  • Case 5: lung cancer to patella
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