Bone metastasis of the subtrochanteric femur shaft

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Leg pain on weight bearing. Known prostate cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 75-80
Gender: Male

Bone marrow infiltration by solid tissue, cortical thickening and signal alteration, inflammatory periostal reaction.

Case Discussion

Prostate cancer metastasis, presenting as an irregular signal abnormality in the proximal shaft of the right femur. The aggressive nature of this lesion is shown by its extension through the cortex without significant destruction of the cortex (yet).

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Case information

rID: 16384
Case created: 14th Jan 2012
Last edited: 15th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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