A short-term retrospective analysis of the clinical, histopathological and immunohistochemical aspects of bone metastases

Monica Cîrstoiu 1 , 2 , Octavian Munteanu 1 , 2 , Tiberiu Georgescu 1 , 3 , Luciana Arsene 1 , 2 , Maria Sajin 1 , 3  und Cătălin Cîrstoiu 1 , 4
  • 1 “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bucharest, Romania
  • 3 Department of Pathology, Romania
  • 4 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Romania

Abstract

Bone is a typical location of metastasis that usually reflects a negative outcome in oncologic patients. Once cancer has spread to the bones, it can rarely be cured, but sometimes it can be treated to minimize its rate of proliferation. Most skeletal metastases are produced by tumors originating in the breast and prostate. Osseous metastases are actually much more frequent than primary bone tumors, especially in adults. The diagnosis relies on signs, symptoms, and imaging techniques. This paper is a review of all cases of bone metastasis from our unit and a comprehensive review regarding the clinical approach and treatment of patients with such lesions.

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