Osteoblastic metastasis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

History of prostate cancer

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Numerous sclerotic metastases in the lumbar spine.

Case Discussion

Osteoblastic metastasis from prostate cancer

Entities included in the differential for diffuse osteosclerosis:

  1. renal osteodystophy
  2. sickle cell disease
  3. myelofibrosis
  4. osteopetrosis
  5. pyknodysostosis
  6. metastatic carcinoma
  7. mastocytosis
  8. Paget disease
  9. athletes
  10. fluorosis

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