Spinal metastases from breast cancer

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Follow up for metastatic breast cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 58
Gender: Female

Bone structure are diffusely affected by a pattern of multiple sclerotic micro-nodules. There is also a massive ascites. No hepatic metastasis on this study (not showed).

Case Discussion

Probable bone metastases characterised by sclerotic micro-nodules. This patient has a confirmed diagnosis of breast adenocarcinoma. This diagnosis was made based on the characteristic imaging appearance and clinical information. 

In females the commonest primary for sclerotic bony metastases is breast cancer.  In males, it is the prostate.

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Case information

rID: 21504
Case created: 27th Jan 2013
Last edited: 9th Sep 2015
Tag: spine
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