Stefany RuizUniversity of the State of Mexico, Mexico
Title: Tumors that cause bone metastases
A metastasis is the tumor cell capacity to migrate from the primary tumor and implant itself in tissues of an organ at a distance by hematogenous, lymphatic or contiguity. The main causes of bone metastases are: breast, prostate and lung cancer. It usually occurs in patients over 50 years of age. There is a predilection for metastasizing to the axial skeleton.
Objective: To determine the frequency of tumors that produce bone metastases in our institution. Material and methods: Observational, cross-sectional, descriptive study, for retrospective analysis of the cases of patients diagnosed with bone metastases.
More than 80% of the patients came for fracture. All patients had a history of pain greater than 12 months with no prior study protocol.
Stefany Ruiz completed her training as an Orthopedist at the age of 29 at La Salle University, Mexico, she did a high specialty in Joint Surgery at UNAM, Mexico. She currently works as an Orthopedist in two important public institutions in the country IMSS and ISSSTE. Undergraduate professor in the medical area at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.