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Metastatic breast carcinoma - Dorsal spine - Photomicrograph
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Metastatic breast carcinoma - Dorsal spine - Photomicrograph
  • Case ID: 226
  • Diagnosis: Metastatic breast carcinoma
  • Category: Bone Tumors
  • Category Type: Metastatic carcinoma to bone
  • Category Sub Type: Malignant
  • Location: Dorsal spine
  • Age: 45
  • Sex: F
  • Treatment: Observation
  • Image ID: 1953
  • Image Type: Photomicrograph
  • Images relating to this case: 1952 , 1953.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION:
Low power photomicrograph taken from one of the vertebral bodies shows nests of adenocarcinoma cells that have metastasized from the breast that are surrounded by reactive fibrotic tissue. This is a very characteristic finding for metastatic adenocarcinoma of any type.

 

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