Skeletal muscle is an unusual site for metastasis from malignancy. We report a patient who presented with calf metastases from a squamous cell carcinoma of lung. Attempts were made to control his pain conservatively for almost 2 years before he was referred for a below-knee amputation. He did well following this and was able to stop the majority of his analgesic drugs.
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Contributors JP interviewed the patient and wrote the patient’s account. BH drafted the report, and both authors revised it critically leading to the final approved version.
Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval The patient provided written informed consent and amended the draft of the article. The Health Research Authority decision tool was used to determine whether ethical approval was needed; as this was not a study involving research, the decision was that ethical approval was not necessary.
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