Prostate carcinoma bone metastases
Known metastatic prostate cancer. Back ache.
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Dense sclerosis of the whole of the visualised spine and pelvis.
Small anterior osteophytes.
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.