Sclerotic skeletal metastases (prostate cancer) with brachytherapy seeds

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Right hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

Extensive sclerotic bony metastases throughout the imaged skeleton. No fracture is identified.

Degenerative changes with loss of joint space and osteophyte formation affect both hip joints.

Metallic-density brachytherapy seeds projects over the expected position of the prostate.

Case Discussion

Implantation of brachytherapy seeds is a treatment option for early stage prostate cancer. This patients disease has progressed significantly since brachytherapy treatment. 

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Case information

rID: 30004
Case created: 11th Jul 2014
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
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