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West J Med. 1978 Sep;129(3):188-92.

Unifocal bone findings by scintigraphy. Clinical significance in patients with known primary cancer.

Abstract

Preliminary findings suggest that in patients with known primary cancer, a large percentage of unifocal lesions seen on radionuclide bone scans are not metastatic. In a survey of radionuclide bone studies done on 861 consecutive patients, 30 patients with known primary cancer had solitary lesions. Adequate follow-up information was available on 21 of these 30 patients. In only four did the lesions prove to be caused by metastatic malignancy.

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