Solitary bone metastasis to the tibia from colorectal cancer- A case report

Abdulsalam Alnajjar, Asit Kumar Mohanty


The onset of osseous metastases during the course of colorectal cancer is not common. Although rare, they usually appear in the axial skeleton. In our report, we refer to the case of a 48-year-old patient who presented with colon cancer and eventually developed a solitary bone metastasis in the upper end of left tibia. At the time of diagnosis and staging investigations, the patient had only a primary disease.


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Alnajjar A, Mohanty AK. Solitary bone metastasis to the tibia from colorectal cancer- A case report. Int J Cancer Ther Oncol 2014; 2(4):02045.
DOI: 10.14319/ijcto.0204.5


Solitary Bone Metastasis; Tibia; Colorectal Cancer; Chemotherapy; Radiotherapy

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