Lytic bone metastases

Lytic bone metastases are due to a variety of primary tumors, and are more common than sclerotic metastases (although many may occasionally have mixed lytic and sclerotic components). They include 1:

Bone tumours

The differential diagnosis for bone tumors is dependent on the age of the patient, with a very different set of differentials for the pediatric patient.

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rID: 16663
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lytic skeletal metastases

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: from lung cancer
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  • Case 2: from renal cell cancer
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  • Case 3: from NSCLC
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