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Metastatic breast carcinoma pseudotumor (Bone island) - Spine - X-ray
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Metastatic breast carcinoma pseudotumor (Bone island) - Spine - X-ray
  • Case ID: 1168
  • Diagnosis: Metastatic breast carcinoma pseudotumor (Bone island)
  • Category: Pseudotumors
  • Category Type: Metastatic carcinoma to bone
  • Category Sub Type: Benign
  • Location: Spine
  • Age: 43
  • Sex: F
  • Treatment: Observation
  • Image ID: 5606
  • Image Type: X-ray

Oblique radiograph of the lumbar spine of a 43-year-old female with a prior history of breast cancer who was being worked up and found to have an incidental finding near the third lumbar vertebral body. The lesion has a blastic appearance and there is no evidence of a lytic component in the surrounding bone. On biopsy it proved to be a bone island.


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