Osteoblastic metastases from prostate carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Iqbal Naseem


A 55 year old man with raised PSA presented with complaints of bone pain since last one year.

Patient Data

Age: 55 yrs
Gender: Male

Radiograph pelvis with lumbar spine was done.

Radiograph shows increased patchy bone density of bony pelvis and lumbar spine s/o osteoblastic metastases from prostatic malignancy.

Case Discussion

Prostatic carcinoma is most common cause of osteoblastic metastases. Other less common being breast carcinoma in (30% of cases), carcinoid tumour and gastric malignancy.

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Case information

rID: 23343
Case created: 7th Jun 2013
Last edited: 25th Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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