Neoplastic Metastasis

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Definition

-  Spread of malignant tumour cells to another anatomical site, near or distant

 

Features

-  Bone

-  Likley from lung, breast, prostate, MM

-  May cause cord compression

-  Most common in vertebral body

-   70% thoracic, 20% lumbar

-   Often multiple sites

-  Brain

-  Likely from lung, breast, melanoma

-  SVC Syndrome

-  Likely from lung, lymphoma

-  Bowel

-  Likely from stomach, breast, pancreas, ovary

-  Likely to liver (25%), retroperitoneal (15%), kidney (13%), adrenal (10%)