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Value of bone scan in primary sternal osteomyelitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  515775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Roentgenographic examination of the sternum is particularly difficult and offers little clinical assistance in the early stage of acute osteomyelitis. With only a few cases of primary sternal osteomyelitis reported, there are almost no data available regarding the role of bone scan in the diagnosis of this lesion. The present case illustrates the usefulness of the scan both in diagnosis and management of sternal osteomyelitis.
Authors:
M R Mittapalli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1979 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-28     Completed Date:  1980-02-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1603-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Debridement
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / radiography,  radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Sternum / radiography,  radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Technetium / diagnostic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-26-8/Technetium

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