Isolated Fracture of the Lesser Trochanter as a First Manifestation of Metastatic Lung Carcinoma

Diego Reategui-Villegas, Pilar Camacho Carrasco, Alonso Zumbado Dijeres, Jose Ballesteros Betancourt

Abstract


Isolated fractures of the lesser femoral trochanter in adults without previous trauma, are rare, so an underlying pathology should be suspected. As a first option, a neoplastic process must be taken into account. Because the most frequent neoplastic pathology is metastases, a thorough medical history has to be taken and additional test must be done to diagnose the primary lesion. We report a case of a patient who presented with an isolated fracture of the lesser trochanter as the first manifestation of primary lung carcinoma.




J Med Cases. 2013;4(4):259-261
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc1077w



Keywords


Lesser trochanter; Metastasis; Cancer

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