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Cowden syndrome. Managing multiple skeletal metastases of different origin: a case report.

Academic Orthopaedic Unit, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds School of Medicine, Leeds, LS1 3EX, UK. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Cowden Syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant multiple hamartomatous condition, characterised by both benign and malignant tumours affecting multiple systems. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 47-year-old female patient with thigh pain that was diagnosed with Cowden syndrome 20 years ago and developed multiple and different skeletal metastases which became resistant to radio-chemotherapy. A percutaneous plate fixation of the distal femur with an intralesional excision and cementoplasty of the metastasis was performed initially. This was combined with a cemented total hip arthroplasty using an Exeter long revision stem and a cementoplasty of the femoral canal for the proximal lesions. CONCLUSION: A meticulous approach to her complex metastatic disease resulted in successful palliative prophylactic reconstructive surgery that improved her quality of life, allowing her independent pain free walking for 12 months.

PMID: 18947411 [PubMed - in process]

PMCID: PMC2584651