Prostatic metastases - bone

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Known prostate carcinoma. Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 76
Gender: Male
X-ray

Diffuse sclerosis of the thoracic cage, with multiple sclerotic lesions in both visualised humeri.

Lungs clear.

Case Discussion

Prostate cancer frequently metastasizes to bone and is sclerotic in nature.

It can be a diffuse process involving the whole bony skeleton, so may be overlooked.

The eyes tend to better 'ignore' pathology when is it diffuse or symmeterical.

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Case information

rID: 46179
Case created: 25th Jun 2016
Last edited: 24th Jul 2017
Systems: Urogenital, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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