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Pelvic Metastases

Pelvic metastatic disease may be lymphatic, osseous or visceral. MRI offers the most accurate cross-sectional assessment of potential metastatic sites in the pelvis.

LYMPH NODE METASTASES

Since lymphatic tumour spread is common in pelvic malignancy, it is important to identify the anatomical location of all the pelvic nodal groups and to be aware of the usual pathway of lymphatic drainage for each organ involved.