Solitary radial head metastasis with wrist drop: A rare presentation of metastatic prostate carcinoma

M. S. Ansari, G. Nabi, Monish Aron

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Abstract

The fact that a prostate carcinoma metastasizes to the skeleton is well known. The metastatic deposits are generally multiple and osteoblastic. Moreover, these involve the axial skeleton or the proximal part of long bones. A pure osteolytic metastasis from a prostate carcinoma is extremely rare. This is believed to be the 1st case report of a osteolytic solitary radial head metastasis from a prostate carcinoma in a 60-year-old male. The rare clinical presentation of wrist drop, the absence of metastases at any other site, and a significant decrease in the size of lesion on follow-up in response to hormonal therapy are of interest in this case. The rare clinical presentation of a common malignancy (prostate carcinoma) is reported with a brief review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Metastatic prostate carcinoma
  • Skeleton
  • Wrist drop

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