Reipond, L, Ford, D and Cool, P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4985-3085 (2022) A Rare Presentation of a Solitary Melanoma Bone Metastasis. Cureus, 14 (1). e21479 - ?.

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Abstract

A 74-year-old woman presented with sudden onset pain and swelling in her right wrist. Plain radiographs showed a pathological fracture through a lytic lesion. The patient had a past medical history of melanoma on her right thigh, which had been excised two years previously. She was referred to the bone cancer unit to undergo a series of investigations that included a magnetic resonance imaging scan, bone scintigraphy and a computed tomography-guided biopsy. Collectively, all investigations revealed a solitary bone metastasis from her previous melanoma in the right distal radius. The patient was treated symptomatically and underwent internal fixation with cement augmentation for symptom control. With the incidence of melanoma increasing, this case demonstrates the importance of being vigilant of unusual presentations.

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Additional Information: © Copyright 2022 Reipond et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CCBY 4.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: palliative management; nuclear bone scan; mri- magnetic resonance imaging; computed tomography (ct); solitary metastasis; metastasis; melanoma
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC925 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2022 10:26
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2022 13:34
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10732

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