Prostate carcinoma bone metastases

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Known metastatic prostate cancer. Back ache.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Dense sclerosis of the whole of the visualised spine and pelvis.

Small anterior osteophytes.

Alignment maintained.

Case Discussion

If presented with these images in an examination context the differential is one for diffuse bone sclerosis.

The list is long, including malignant, haematological, metabolic and congential causes, although in reality a few causes make up most of the causes.

Bony metastases from prostate and breast carcinoma make up the majority.

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Case information

rID: 56673
Published: 20th Nov 2017
Last edited: 21st Nov 2017
Tag: rdgh
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