Bone metastases in hypernephroma. Frequency of scapular involvement

Howard Gurney, George Larcos, Michael McKay, Richard Kefford, Allan Langlands

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A consecutive series of 95 patients with hypernephroma was studied retrospectively after it was clinically suspected that there was a propensity for this tumor to metastasize to the scapula. Fifteen patients (15.8%) have developed scapular metastases which account for 36.6% of all bone metastases in this series, the majority of which required radiotherapy for pain relief. The scapula was a solitary site of bone metastasis in the majority of patients, and, even when associated with other bone lesions, was frequently an isolated site of pain. A comparative series of 40 consecutive patients with breast cancer metastatic to bone was retrospectively studied. Twenty‐five percent of these showed scapular metastases but these were all in association with multiple (>3) other bone metastases; none was symptomatic or required treatment. There was a suggestion that hypernephromas spread more often to the ipsilateral scapula, but the trend did not reach statistical significance. Scapular metastasis in hypernephroma is a common and clinically significant problem, sometimes giving a clue to the primary site. The cause for this predilection is not known.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1429-1431
Number of pages3
JournalCancer
Volume64
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Renal Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Bone and Bones
Scapula
Pain
Radiotherapy
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms

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Gurney, Howard ; Larcos, George ; McKay, Michael ; Kefford, Richard ; Langlands, Allan. / Bone metastases in hypernephroma. Frequency of scapular involvement. In: Cancer. 1989 ; Vol. 64, No. 7. pp. 1429-1431.
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Bone metastases in hypernephroma. Frequency of scapular involvement. / Gurney, Howard; Larcos, George; McKay, Michael; Kefford, Richard; Langlands, Allan.

In: Cancer, Vol. 64, No. 7, 1989, p. 1429-1431.

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