Clinical significance of the vertebral vein in prostate cancer metastasis.

Abstract

A total of 75 prostate cancer and 67 lung cancer patients with positive bone scintigrams were studied. The patterns of spread in the axial skeleton and pelvis were different between the groups. The differences in the distribution of bony metastases between prostate and lung are explained by the role of Batson's vertebral venous plexus. We developed an… (More)

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@article{Nishijima1992ClinicalSO, title={Clinical significance of the vertebral vein in prostate cancer metastasis.}, author={Yoshimi Nishijima and K. Uchida and Kenkichi Koiso and Ryosuke Nemoto}, journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology}, year={1992}, volume={324}, pages={93-100} }