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Title: Hip hemiarthroplasty periprosthetic loosening caused by papillary ovarian carcinoma metastasis in a 78-year-old woman: a rare presentation and a literature review.
Epworth Authors: Bali, Kamal
Other Authors: Prabhakar, Sharad
Krishnan, Vibhu
Dhillon, Mandeep
Keywords: Hip Surgery
Ovarian Neoplasms
Prosthesis Failure
Arthroplasty Replacement
Hip Arthroplasty Failure
Periprosthetic Loosening
Secondary Papillary Carcinoma
Bone Neoplasms
Bone Cements
Musculoskeletal Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Excerpta Medica, Inc.
Citation: Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2012 Jan;41(1):33-6.
Abstract: Hip arthroplasty failure secondary to septic or aseptic loosening is common, but periprosthetic loosening caused by metastasis of a distant primary lesion is unusual and seldom described in the literature. In this report, we present the case of a 78-year-old woman with bipolar hemiarthroplasty implant loosening secondary to metastatic spread of papillary ovarian carcinoma. We also review the literature and describe the factors that could possibly predispose to metastatic seeding in patients with hip arthroplasty. In addition, we highlight the radiologic features that might help differentiate such loosening from other, more common causes at an early stage of presentation.
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ISSN: 1078-4519
Journal Title: American Journal of Orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Type: Journal Article
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case reports
Appears in Collections:Cancer Services
Women's and Children's

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