- Case Report
- Open Access
An unusual case of finger swelling: A case report
© Graham et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009
- Received: 19 September 2009
- Accepted: 16 October 2009
- Published: 16 October 2009
A 66 year old man initially presented with haemoptysis and subsequently required a pneumonectomy for a lung mass, following this he had a finger swelling which was found to be a rare leiomyosarcoma and this was a metastatic deposit. This pattern of metastasis for this type of tumour has not been described before.
- Family Medicine
- Pulmonary Metastasis
- Left Lung
- Unusual Case
Written informed consent could not be obtained because the patient was deceased. We believe this case report holds a worthwhile clinical lesson which could not be communicated effectively in any other way. Every effort has been made to keep the patient's identity anonymous. We would not expect the patient or their family to object to publication.
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