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Findings in Patient with Back Pain Suggesting Metastatic Tumor

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with back pain findings that may indicated an underlying malignant tumor.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

C72.9, M54.5

Description:

Certain findings in a patient with low back pain should prompt consideration of vertebral tumor as the underlying cause for the pain. Back pain may be the first indication of an underlying malignancy.

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