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Metastatic prostate carcinoma pseudotumor (Bone island) - Proximal femur - Macrosection
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Metastatic prostate carcinoma pseudotumor (Bone island) - Proximal femur - Macrosection
  • Case ID: 1164
  • Diagnosis: Metastatic prostate carcinoma pseudotumor (Bone island)
  • Category: Pseudotumors
  • Category Type: Metastatic carcinoma to bone
  • Category Sub Type: Benign
  • Location: Proximal femur
  • Age: 16
  • Sex: M
  • Treatment: Observation
  • Image ID: 5600
  • Image Type: Macrosection
  • Images relating to this case: 5596 , 5597 , 5598 , 5599 , 5600.

Because the surgeon was concerned about the remote possibility that this might be a malignant tumor, the bone island was resected and this macrosection through the resected specimen shows the pink appearance of the dense ivory bone surrounded by normal-appearing cancellous bone from the femur, typical of a bone island.


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