Metastatic Bone Disease
I Cengiz TUNCAY, Ernest U CONDRAD
We reviewed 38 patients who were diagnosed as metastatic bone disease between January 1990 and December 1991, at the University of Washington Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics. We evaluated the primary tumors and found that breast carcinoma is the first common tumor with 28,9% of patients, kidney 21.1%, prostate 15,8% and malign melanoma 13.1% respectively. And the anatomic sites of involvement are femur 34.2%, humerus 23.7% and pelvis 18.4%. The mean age of metastatic disease versus the primary diagnosis were: kidney-56.6 years, skin-57.3 years, breast-62.4 and prostate-75.8 years.