A solitary bone metastasis from renal cell carcinoma

Lawrence Drudge-Coates*, Simon Chowdhury

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    We report on an unusual case of a 59-year-old man with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), who presented with a pathological fracture in his left third metacarpal resulting from a single osteolytic metastasis. Nuclear bone and computed tomography scans revealed no other sites of recurrence. Zoledronic acid and palliative radiotherapy were administered, and orthopaedic follow-up revealed healing of the lesion. The prevalence and management of bone metastases in patients with RCC are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)133-135
    Number of pages3
    JournalInternational Journal Of Urological Nursing
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


    • Bisphosphonate
    • Bone metastasis
    • Quality of life
    • Renal cell carcinoma


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