Diagnostic oncology case study: lytic spine lesion and cold bone scan.

Abstract

In summary, when photon-deficient lesions are demonstrated on bone scans of patients in the cancer age group, metastatic disease should be the first consideration. This is especially true in the presence of a lytic bone lesion. Bronchogenic and breast carcinomas are the most common primaries. A negative physical examination and normal CEA levels do not exclude the possibility of metastatic breast cancer.

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@article{Kagan1981DiagnosticOC, title={Diagnostic oncology case study: lytic spine lesion and cold bone scan.}, author={Arthur Robert Kagan and Richard J. Steckel and Lawrence W. Bassett}, journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology}, year={1981}, volume={136 1}, pages={129-31} }