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What is the prognostic significance of acrometastases?

  • Author(s): Baltazard, T
  • Arnault, JP
  • Dillied, AS
  • Joly, JP
  • Lok, C
  • et al.

In contrast with bone metastasis, acrometastases are uncommon and are associated with advanced cancer. We report the cases of two patients with atypical lesions of the fingers in a context of cancer, in which biopsies confirmed a metastasis. Patients died rapidly before treatment was initiated. We discuss the characteristics of these atypical metastatic sites, associated with a generally poor prognosis.

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