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Revista chilena de radiología

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ARBELAEZ ECHEVERRI, Pablo et al. Bone acrometástasis, case series and literature review. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2019, vol.25, n.3, pp.87-93. ISSN 0717-9308.

Abtract: Acrometastasis are defined as localized bone metastases distal to the elbow and knee. Its prevalence is very low, approximately 0.1% of all bone metastases and they present in patients with advanced disease and are considered indicators of poor prognosis. In up to 10% of cases are the first sign of undiagnosed neoplasia. Its clinical and radiological presentation is non-specific which generates delays in its diagnosis and treatment. Magnetic resonance is the image of choice for diagnosis. The treatment in most cases is palliative. We present four patients with acrometastasis and a review of the literature.

Keywords : Acrometástasis; Bones; Neoplasms.

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