Vertebral metastases (breast carcinoma)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Follow-up post cancer treatment.

Patient Data

Age: 78 years
Gender: Female

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
Published: 19th Oct 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest, Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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