Acrometastasis of the hand. Case report

Published online: Jun 27 2002

Raissouni Z, Ismael F, Elmrini A, Boutayeb F.

Service de Traumatologie-Orthopedie (Pr El Manouar), CHU Rabat-Sale, Maroc.


The authors report a case of metacarpal metastasis in a young woman, diagnosed as a dorsal hand tumor, revealing a bronchial adenocarcinoma. Acrometastases are rare. The distal location makes biopsy easy. Treatment is palliative with radiation or amputation; the prognosis is poor.