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Metastastic Prostatic Bone Carcinoma

    - 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;
    - PSA:
            - 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.