Spinal metastases from breast cancer
Followup for metastatic breast cancer.
CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)
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Bone structures are diffusely affected by a pattern of multiple sclerotic micronodules. There is also large ascites with possible small peritoneal implants (not shown). No hepatic metastasis on this study (not shown).
Probable bone metastases characterised by sclerotic micronodules. This patient has a confirmed diagnosis of breast adenocarcinoma. This diagnosis was made based on the characteristic imaging appearance and comparison with previous staging imaging.
In females, the commonest primary malignancy to give sclerotic bony metastases is breast cancer. In males, it is prostate cancer. In children it is neuroblastoma.