Skeletal metastases

Case contributed by Carlos Eduardo Anselmi


Bone pain

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Bone scan - Sm-153 EDTMP

Nuclear medicine

Multiple areas of hyperactivity mainly in axial skeleton (metastases) in a patient with known prostate cancer.

Case Discussion

Prostate cancer with bone pain due to metastases. Patient underwent treatment and imaging with samarium-153 EDTMP, which is a gamma and beta emitting isotope.

Whole body scintigraphy shows multiple areas of hyperactivity, predominantly the axial skeleton, compatible with prostate carcinoma metastases. Two weeks after the administration of the radiopharmaceutical the pain decreased steadily.

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