- pathologic fractures through lesions w/ increased density is rare;
- lesion should be irradiated if the patient has pain, & internal fixation is indicated only if the pain persists after completion of the irradiation
and no other cause is found;
- when the PSA is between 10 and 100 ng/mL, consider ordering a bone scan to evaluate for metastatic disease;
- when considering treatment of an undiagnosed osseous lesion in a patient with previous prostatic carcinoma, the PSA level is
expected to be elevated (ie if the level is not elevated consider the presence of a second malignancy
Functional and oncological outcome of acetabular reconstruction for the treatment of metastatic disease.