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Methylene Diphosphonate Uptake in a Case of Vertebral Hemangioma: Demonstration With Hybrid SPECT/CT.
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PMID:  21637045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Osseous hemangiomas are usually asymptomatic. Symptomatic hemangiomas are rare and represent approximately 1% of all cases. Hemangiomas usually present as photopenic defects in methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scintigraphy. MDP uptake in vertebral hemangiomas is extremely rare. We report a 20-year-old woman who presented with upper back pain. MDP bone scan showed focus of MDP uptake in the seventh dorsal vertebra. SPECT/CT localized the uptake to vertebral body and transverse process with CT findings suggestive of hemangioma. Further, MRI also confirmed hemangioma in the same location.
Authors:
Amit Bhoil; Bhagwant Rai Mittal; Chidambaram Natrajan Balasubramanian Harisankar; Anish Bhattacharya; Paramjeet Singh; Sameer Aggarwal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e65-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, †Radiodiagnosis, and ‡Orthopaedics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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