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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 1472932, 5 pages
Case Report

Metastatic Prostate Cancer of Hand

1The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gifu University School of Medicine, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
2The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Gifu Hospital, 3-36 Iwakuracho, Gifu 502-0844, Japan
3The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ibi Kousei Hospital, 2547-4 Miwa, Ibigawa-cho, Gifu 501-0691, Japan
4The Department of Nursing Course, Gifu University School of Medicine, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
5The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gifu Municipal Hospital, 7-1 Kashima-cho, Gifu 500-8323, Japan
6The Division of Pathology, Gifu University Hospital, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193, Japan

Received 3 August 2016; Accepted 5 October 2016

Academic Editor: Kaan Erler

Copyright © 2016 Akihito Nagano 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.


Soft tissue metastases of prostate cancer to other sites are extremely rare, and, to our best knowledge, there have been no reports of metastasis to soft tissue of the hand. A 63-year-old man was diagnosed with prostatic cancer. During treatment, bone and soft tissue metastases to the right hand, appearing in the first web space, were observed. The tumor was resected, along with both the first and second metacarpal bones. The thumb was reconstructed by pollicization of the remaining index finger, enabling the patient to use the pollicized thumb for activities of daily living. This is the first case report of prostate cancer metastasizing to the soft tissue in hand. After wide resection, pollicization was able to reconstruct a functional hand and thumb.