Diffuse bony metastases from breast cancer

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam


Known patient with diffuse bony metastases from breast cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Diffuse mixed osteolytic and sclerotic bone infiltrations are noted at the shown images, seen involving the pelvis, visualized upper femora, ribs, both clavicles and humerui. The left humerus lower shaft is completely destructed by osteolytic process.

Multiple pathological fractures are noted at:

  • the right femoral neck managed with intramedullary nail and screws
  • the left femoral shaft with angulation

Case Discussion

Diffuse mixed bone metastases and multiple pathological fractures are demonstrated.

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Case information

rID: 9028
Published: 14th Mar 2010
Last edited: 8th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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