Bone metastasis from cholangiocarcinoma mimicking osteosarcoma: A case report and review literature

  • Authors:
    • Prin Chindaprasirt
    • Julaluck Promsorn
    • Piti Ungareewittaya
    • Nattaphon Twinprai
    • Jarin Chindaprasirt
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  • Published online on: September 17, 2018     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1720
  • Pages: 532-534
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Abstract

Cholangiocarcinoma is an aggressive tumor of the hepatic biliary system and it commonly spreads to the regional lymph nodes, liver and lungs. However, bone metastasis from cholangiocarcinoma is rare compared with other tumors. We herein present the case of a 61‑year‑old Asian woman who presented with pain in the right scapular area. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed bone destruction and an adjacent soft tissue mass at the right scapula. The findings on computed tomography imaging were compatible with cholangiocarcinoma. Bone biopsy was performed and the diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma with bone metastasis was confirmed. The survival time was 10 months, despite administration of palliative radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Therefore, bone metastasis from cholangiocarcinoma should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients who present with an osteolytic bone lesion and a liver mass.
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Chindaprasirt, P., Promsorn, J., Ungareewittaya, P., Twinprai, N., & Chindaprasirt, J. (2018). Bone metastasis from cholangiocarcinoma mimicking osteosarcoma: A case report and review literature. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 9, 532-534. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1720
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Chindaprasirt, P., Promsorn, J., Ungareewittaya, P., Twinprai, N., Chindaprasirt, J."Bone metastasis from cholangiocarcinoma mimicking osteosarcoma: A case report and review literature". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 9.5 (2018): 532-534.
Chicago
Chindaprasirt, P., Promsorn, J., Ungareewittaya, P., Twinprai, N., Chindaprasirt, J."Bone metastasis from cholangiocarcinoma mimicking osteosarcoma: A case report and review literature". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 9, no. 5 (2018): 532-534. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1720