[A rare case of metastasis of urinary bladder carcinoma in the pisiform bone. A case report].

Abstract

Metastases to the hand are rare. The incidence of secondary tumors in the hand is about 0.15%. The lung, breast, and kidneys are the most common sites of primary lesions that metastasize to the hand. The authors report about a 66-year-old female who showed an osteolytic metastatic lesion in the os pisiforme which was ulcerated on the ulnopalmar aspect of the right wrist, 18 months after radical cystectomy because of a bladder carcinoma. In agreement with the patient, as well as with colleagues from the pathological, oncological, and radiotherapeutical field, the hand was not amputated as this was a solitary metastatic lesion.

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@article{Bauer1997ARC, title={[A rare case of metastasis of urinary bladder carcinoma in the pisiform bone. A case report].}, author={Patrik Bauer and Ulrich E. Saalfeld and Georg Schmidt and B. D. Partecke}, journal={Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefässe : Organ der Vereinigung der Deutschen Plastischen Chirurgen}, year={1997}, volume={29 3}, pages={154-7} }