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Related to pathologic fracture: impacted fracture, compression fracture, simple fracture
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Lightfix clinical trial for the treatment of impending and pathologic fractures in the humerus due to metastatic carcinoma.
The MRI showed an extensive noncystic, heterogeneously enhancing lesion involving the proximal left femoral shaft, with extraosseous extension and pathologic fracture.
Bone pain, soft tissue swelling and pathologic fracture are the most common symptoms of the disease, and B symptoms are reported as in other lymphomas [3,10,12].
lesions with clinical signs or symptoms Skin Location of lesion Pathologic fracture abscess (a) Asymptomatic Bone lesions (b) Axial skeleton (c) 3 (14) 10 (45) 6 (27) Long bones 3 (16) 6 (32) 0 (0) Lower extremity (d) 1 (7) 6 (40) 0 (0) Upper extremity (e) 2 (50) 0 (0) 0 (0) Small bones 2 (17) 5 (42) 1 (8) Feet (d) 1 (13) 5 (63) 0 (0) Hands (e) 1 (25) 0 (0) 1 (25) Patella (d) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) Total (bone lesions) (b) 8 (15) (f) 21 (39) 7 (13) Joint lesions Knee 0 (0) 1 (17) 0 (0) Elbow 0 (0) 2 (50) 0 (0) Ankle 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) Tarsometatarsal 0 (0) 1 (100) 0 (0) Total (joint lesions) 0 (0) 4 (33) 0 (0) In the 45 patients, 33 (73%) patients had involvement of bone only, 8 (18%) patients bone and joint, and 4 (9%) patients joint only.
Caption: Figure 3 AP (A) and lateral (B) x-ray of distal humerus showing metaphyseal pathologic fracture in a patient with history of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
9,10) Occasional cases present with pathologic fracture (11); in one study, pathologic fracture was identified in 29% of cases during the course of the disease or at the time of initial diagnosis.
Dedicated CT may show occult, pathologic fracture in an otherwise benign-appearing but painful lesion.
They are commonly discovered incidentally when x-rays are taken for other reasons or on presentation due to a pathologic fracture.
The mass contained thin bony spicules and a single small cystic area associated with a pathologic fracture.
It is recommended that BMD monitoring be considered for patients with a history of pathologic fracture or who are at risk for osteopenia.