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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 708789, 3 pages
Case Report

Lung Metastasis Mimicking Fingertip Infection

1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, 34722 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 23 April 2015; Accepted 24 June 2015

Academic Editor: Constantine Gennatas

Copyright © 2015 Salih Soylemez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Metastasis fingers (acral metastasis) are finding a poor prognosis. Past medical history should be questioned and metastasis from primary tumor should be kept in mind in patients with pain, swelling, and hyperemia in fingers. Successful surgical treatment on acral metastasis does not extend the life expectancy; however, it reduces the patient’s pain during his terminal period, saves the functions of the limb, and increases life comfort.