Proximal humeral metastasis

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Right shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Right shoulder

A well-defined area of lucency at the lateral aspect of the humeral neck simulates a pseudocyst of the humerus. However, the lateral view demonstrates cortical erosion of the posterolateral humeral neck consistent with an aggressive lesion. The patient had a known history of malignancy and this was an osseous metastasis. 

There is an old rib fracture of the left 5th rib.  

Case Discussion

Metastasis simulating a pseuocyst of the humeral head.
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Case information

rID: 72791
Published: 27th Feb 2020
Last edited: 27th Feb 2020
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