Blow out bone metastases

Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Blow out bone metastases or expansile bone metastases are typically only encountered in a relatively small number of primary malignancies, including 1:

Occasionally the sclerotic metastases of prostate cancer may also be expansile and closely mimic Paget's disease of bone 1

Bone tumours

The differential diagnosis for bone tumours is dependent on the age of the patient, with a very different set of differentials for the paediatric patient.

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rID: 16664
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Expansile bone metastases
  • Expansile bony metastases
  • Blow out bony metastases
  • Blow out skeletal metastases
  • Expansile skeletal metastases

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