Skeletal Metastases of Breast and Prostate Cancer

  • Reiner Bartl
  • Christoph Bartl


Mammary carcinoma is the most frequent malignant tumour in women. It affects one out of ten women and is fatal in 30% of cases, and over 75% of patients will have osseous metastases with progression of the disease. The average survival after the appearance of osseous metastases is approximately 2–3 years. The prognosis is much worse (only a few months) when visceral metastases have occurred.


Zoledronic acid Osteolytic lesion Skeletal metastasis Visceral metastasis Hormone refractory prostate cancer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Bartl
    • 1
  • Christoph Bartl
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Osteoporosis and Bone CenterMunichGermany
  2. 2.Center of Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineMunichGermany

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