Lumbar lytic and sclerotic bone metastases

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


History of untreated breast cancer. Presented with backache.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

CT lumbar spine

CT of lumbosacral spine showing mixed lytic and sclerotic vertebral metastatic lesions. Also you can see a pathological fracture of the sacrum.

Case Discussion

Breast carcinoma is the most common tumor to produce mixed lytic and sclerotic metastases.

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Case information

rID: 29404
Published: 23rd May 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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