Metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma of the great toe: a case report.


Owing to the rarity of metastatic disease to the bones of the foot, the guidelines for the proper care and workup of such conditions are inconsistent. The present case illustrates the evaluation of a patient with established esophageal adenocarcinoma that metastasized to involve the hallux, which had not been confirmed by previous imaging scans. The purpose of reporting the present case was to aid in establishing a protocol for a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and evaluating the entire body when performing metastatic disease treatment. As the present case has shown, evaluation of various abnormalities such as chronic paronychia could mask additional underlying conditions related to the patient's primary cancer.

DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2011.10.031

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@article{Atway2012MetastaticEA, title={Metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma of the great toe: a case report.}, author={Said A Atway and Robert B Vancourt}, journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons}, year={2012}, volume={51 2}, pages={205-8} }