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Table 2

Skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastases from renal cell carcinoma (N = 31) during 5 years of follow-up

Skeletal-related eventPatients, n (%)Events, n
Radiotherapy 25 (81) 37 
Long-bone fractures 13 (42) 15 
Hypercalcemia of malignancy 9 (29) 16 
Orthopedic surgery 9 (29) 12 
Spinal cord compression 4 (13) 
Skeletal-related eventPatients, n (%)Events, n
Radiotherapy 25 (81) 37 
Long-bone fractures 13 (42) 15 
Hypercalcemia of malignancy 9 (29) 16 
Orthopedic surgery 9 (29) 12 
Spinal cord compression 4 (13) 

NOTE. In this study, 32 of the 72 patients (44%) who did not have evidence of metastatic bone disease also developed hypercalcemia of malignancy. Adapted with permission from Zekri et al. (2).

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