June 1st, 2009 , Foot Ankle Spec

Acrometastasis to the foot: three case reports with primary colon cancerĀ 

Acrometastasis (metastasis to the hand or foot) is a rare occurrence; however, bone is a common site of metastatic disease, which occurs in up to 30% of patients with malignancy. Although acrometastasis is rare, a high clinical suspicion must exist, especially in evaluating a patient with a known history of cancer. The diagnosis may be difficult and prolonged, which may ultimately affect the patient’s outcome. Misdiagnosis of acrometastasis seems to be a common problem. Early diagnosis and treatment is important for improving quality of life in these patients. The authors report 3 cases of acrometastasis from a rare source, the colon.