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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 583851, 3 pages
Case Report

Femoral Metastasis from Penile Carcinoma: Report of 2 Cases

1Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, General Hospital Oberndorf, Paracelsusstraße 37, Oberndorf, 5110 Salzburg, Austria
2Section of Orthopedics, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
3Department of Orthopaedics, Karolinska University Hospital, 17176 Stockholm, Sweden

Received 13 August 2015; Accepted 13 October 2015

Academic Editor: Sandhya Srinivas

Copyright © 2015 Laura Braumann 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.


Purpose. Penile cancer rarely gives symptomatic skeletal metastases. Methods. We present 2 patients with squamous carcinoma of the penis who were surgically treated for metastases in the femur. Results. Both patients had pathological fractures and were operated on. In one case, the skeletal metastasis preceded any lymphatic spread of the disease, suggesting early haematogenous dissemination. Conclusions. Endoprosthetic reconstruction resulted in pain relief and restored the ambulatory capacity. Clinicians should be aware of the possibility for symptomatic bone metastases with a risk for pathological fracture in patients with penile cancer.