Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of postradiation sarcoma (PRS)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2020
  • Author: Nagarjun Rao, MD, FRCPath; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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Answer

Differential diagnoses for bone pain in a patient with a history of irradiation include the following:

  • Metastatic bone disease
  • Radiation osteopathy
  • Nonneoplastic causes of bone pain, such as rotator cuff impingement syndrome, osteoarthritis, bursitis/tendonitis, gout, and pseudogout

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