Matthew Sung-gyu Kim1*, Kimrey Van Perre1, Daniel Leininger1 and Laren Tan2
1Department of Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, USA
2Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Hyperbaric, Sleep and Allergy Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical
This manuscript presents a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus with metastasis to the right ring finger. Bony metastasis is a rare yet well-established occurrence in esophageal cancer; this literary search procured nine other published case reports of isolated ring finger metastases from esophageal cancer. In addition to the patient’s hospital course, report will discuss the diagnostic and prognostic implications of his unusual clinical finding, deliberate upon the proposed mechanisms of metastasis in the current medical literature, and via analysis of other published cases, this case report highlight a predilection of esophageal cancer metastasis to the ring finger.
Sung-gyu Kim M, Van Perre K, Leininger D, Tan L. Squamous Cell Esophageal Cancer: A Peculiar Case and Pattern of Metastasis to the Ring Finger. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1643.