Skeletal metastases

Case contributed by Dr Carlos Eduardo Anselmi


Bone pain

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

Bone scan - Sm-153 EDTMP

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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Case information

rID: 12294
Published: 7th Nov 2010
Last edited: 21st Feb 2020
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