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2020 Apr 06

World J Clin Cases



Scaphoid metastasis as the first sign of occult gastroesophageal junction cancer: A case report.


Zhang Y-J, Wang Y-Y, Yang Q, Li J-B
World J Clin Cases. 2020 Apr 06; 8(7):1287-1294.
PMID: 32337204.


Metastatic tumors of the hand are very rare. They are usually late manifestations of massive advanced malignancies. However, a small portion of acrometastases are indications of occult primary cancer. Here, we report an extremely rare case in which a scaphoid bone lesion was the initial manifestation and was found to be a metastasis from gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer.