Carcinoma breast metastatic to the hand and the foot

Australas Radiol. 2001 Aug;45(3):380-2. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1673.2001.00943.x.


Metastases to the peripheral bones of the extremities are rare. Such lesions are often diagnosed as inflammatory or infective in nature. We present a report of a case of simultaneous involvement of the peripheral bones of the extremities--the talus and the thumb of the left hand--with a brief review of pathophysiology and management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • Talus* / diagnostic imaging
  • Thumb* / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed