Case Report

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma with a Solitary Phalangeal Metastasis

Authors: Ching-Yun Hsieh, MD, Li-Yuan Bai, MD, Woei-Chung Lo, MD, Hsin-Hui Huang, MD, Chang-Fang Chiu, PhD


A patient with pathologically proven acrometastasis of his left thumb presented 3 months after esophagectomy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Interestingly, there was indeed a faint uptake in his left thumb that was initially considered an artifact in the whole body bone scan taken before esophagectomy. Physicians must be aware of the possibility of acrometastasis, even if there is no other concomitant metastatic area.

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