Vertebral metastases (breast carcinoma)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Follow-up post cancer treatment.

Patient Data

Age: 78 years
Gender: Female
CT

CT Chest

CT selected images demonstrating multiple bone sclerotic lesions involving the vertebral bodies and ribs, signs of left mastectomy and multiple small pulmonary nodules randomly distributed.  

Case Discussion

Most common sites of breast cancer metastases are:

  • bone - 58%
  • lung and pleura - 26%
  • non-ipsilateral lymph nodes - 16%
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Case information

rID: 31636
Case created: 19th Oct 2014
Last edited: 5th Aug 2017
Systems: Chest, Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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