Médecine et chirurgie du pied


Calcaneal metastasis of renal carcinoma: about a case and review of the literature Volume 29, issue 2, Juin 2013


Acrometastases of the bones of the foot are extremely rare.We are presenting the case of a male patient, aged 73 years who is being monitored for clear renal cell carcinoma with metastases to the lungs. He underwent a total nephrectomy procedure. Five months later, he was seen as an emergency due to pain in his left foot and functional impairment. Investigations highlighted calcaneal metastasis of the renal carcinoma. Our patient underwent tumour resection followed by cementoplasty then radiotherapy treatment; he has now been offered targeted therapy. He is currently still alive with a follow-up of 14 months. As a result of this rare calcaneal metastasis of a renal carcinoma, we are proposing to investigate clinical, radiological and therapeutic aspects of this rare entity as well as a review of the literature.