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Diffuse Myocardial Uptake of (99m)Tc-HDP in Multiple Myeloma.
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PMID:  24900110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Soft tissue uptake is a rare finding in bone scintigraphy, with an incidence of 2%. Although the mechanism has not yet been fully clarified, several causes have been reported for this unusual uptake pattern. This paper presents a case of diffuse myocardial accumulation of technetium-99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-HDP) without either solid/visceral organ or soft tissue with multiple myeloma (MM) in skeletal scintigraphy. A 93-year-old man with hypertension and chronic heart failure for 14 years underwent bone scanning due to a 2-month history of back pain within a 1-year period of MM. Three hours later, (99m)Tc-HDP late static images showed diffuse myocardial radiotracer accumulation and there were no other sites of abnormal soft tissue or visceral uptake. Myocardial accumulation had disappeared on 24-h delayed static images. This accumulation was thought to be related with AL-type amyloidosis associated with MM.
Koray Demirel; Murat Sadic; Meliha Korkmaz; Aylin Comak; Hasan Ikbal Atilgan; Gökhan Koca
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-05-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1869-3474     ISO Abbreviation:  Nucl Med Mol Imaging     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-06     Completed Date:  2014-06-06     Revised Date:  2014-09-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101530478     Medline TA:  Nucl Med Mol Imaging     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-11     Citation Subset:  -    
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