Sternum bone scintigram interpretation in breast cancer patients

O. Ésik, M. Rajtar, K. Ormandi, J. Kelemen

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A relatively high incidence of sternum abnormalities (13.3% of patients) has been found in serial bone scintigraphy performed on 367 breast cancer patients. The differential diagnosis could generally be established on careful analysis of clinical data (course, spontaneous pain, irradiation, trauma) and scintigrams (morphology, localization), but some of the problems were solved by radiological studies. Apart from three unexplained cases at present there have been 26 metastases and 20 other abnormalities of non-tumorous origin. Ten of 26 metastases appeared as solitary bone metastasis. Based on clinical, scintigraphic and radiological observations the authors suggest a non-conventional yet possible source of solitary sternal metastases: direct connections between the sternal marrow and the lymphatic pathways of the breast, excluding blood circulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalNUC Compact
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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Sternum
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Bone and Bones
Blood Circulation
Radionuclide Imaging
Breast
Differential Diagnosis
Bone Marrow
Pain
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ésik, O., Rajtar, M., Ormandi, K., & Kelemen, J. (1987). Sternum bone scintigram interpretation in breast cancer patients. NUC Compact, 18(2), 109-111.

Sternum bone scintigram interpretation in breast cancer patients. / Ésik, O.; Rajtar, M.; Ormandi, K.; Kelemen, J.

In: NUC Compact, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1987, p. 109-111.

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Ésik, O, Rajtar, M, Ormandi, K & Kelemen, J 1987, 'Sternum bone scintigram interpretation in breast cancer patients', NUC Compact, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 109-111.
Ésik O, Rajtar M, Ormandi K, Kelemen J. Sternum bone scintigram interpretation in breast cancer patients. NUC Compact. 1987;18(2):109-111.
Ésik, O. ; Rajtar, M. ; Ormandi, K. ; Kelemen, J. / Sternum bone scintigram interpretation in breast cancer patients. In: NUC Compact. 1987 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 109-111.
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