IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 6 / Issue 2 / pii/1985028

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Diagnostic value of the different methods for evaluation of bone metastasis in breast carcinoma

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1 IΙnd Chair of Gynecology, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
2 Private Lab. of Radioisotopes, Cordoba
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1985, 6(2), 128–133;
Published: 10 June 1985

A group of 263 patients portraying breast Ca Stadified through the clinic, is studied and evaluated by different methods of diagnosis as regards bone metastasis. A clinical investigation of bone pain, specific laboratory determinations for Ca-P-alcaline phosphatase; bone Xray, bone scintigraphy with gamma camara are carried on. In some pre-selected cases bone biopsy performed. A 15.9% of the patients with breast Ca showed bone metastasis. Scintigraphy was positive in a 100% of these cases, pain in 62%, Xray in 41%. The final results of laboratory were discarded since they were not considered reliable. Highly specific positive zones for bone metastasis and benign bone pathology were detected when sectioning the spine in the classical zones. A methodological sequence is proposed. 

Breast Ca
Diagnostic tools
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