neoplastic fracture

neoplastic fracture

a fracture resulting from a weakness in bone tissue caused by a benign or malignant tumor. Also called pathological fracture.

neoplastic fracture

A fracture occurring in bone weakened by metastases. Tumours with the greatest metastatic affinity for bone are prostate, breast, kidney and thyroid cancers.
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Harrington KD, Johnston JO, Turner RH, Green DL: The use of methylmethacrylate as an adjunct in the internal fixation of malignant neoplastic fractures.
Parrish FF, Murray JA: Surgical treatment for secondary neoplastic fractures.