Osteoblastic metastasis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

History of prostate cancer

Patient Data

Age: 65 yrs
Gender: Male
Modality: 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

Reference : Fundamentals of Skeletal radiology; 2nd edition; page 155. By Clyde A. Helms. M.D.

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Case Information

rID: 14031
Case created: 18th Jun 2011
Last edited: 20th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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