- see metastatic carcinoma;
- will also produce increased bone density
- 30% of lung mets will show increased bone density on radiographs;
- avgerage life expectancy w/ metastatic lung Ca + pending pathologic frx is 3 months (vs. 18 months in breast ca);
- w/ IM nailing of femoral shaft lesions, beware of fat embolism syndrome
Surgery for skeletal metastases in lung cancer. Complications and survival in 98 patients.