HALF PRICE OFFER ENDS TODAY! New Elbow X-ray Interpretation Course by Andrew Murphy REGISTER NOW

Breast cancer: diffuse vertebral metastases

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk


31 years old with pathologically proven breast cancer underwent mastectomy with newly developed bony aches.

Patient Data

Age: 31 years old

Abnormal pathological process of marrow infiltration and replacement is seen involving the examined dorsolumbar vertebral bodies, appearing of low signal on T1 and high signal on T2 weighted images, with non-homogeneous enhancement. No vertebral structural collapse or associated soft tissue components or spinal canal compromise.

Case Discussion

Diffuse marrow infiltrative process in a patient with breast cancer is diagnostic of metastatic disease.

The diagnosis was confirmed by bone scan.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 48584
Published: 15th Oct 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.