Osteoblastic bone metastases from breast cancer

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


A 45 year old lady with known breast cancer and back pain was referred for bone scintigraphy and thoraco-abdominal CT.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Nuclear medicine

Fig. 1

Bone scintigram 2.5 h after iv injection of 500 MBq 99mTc-DPD.

Fig. 3

Four representative transverse CT sections of the lower thoracic spine (bone window).

Case Discussion

Multiple foci of enhanced osteblastic activity were detected corresponding to hyper-attenuating metastases on CT. Pure osteoblastic lesions are unusual for breast cancer metastases.
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Case information

rID: 13689
Published: 7th May 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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