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Published online: 2005-06-21
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The usefulness of bone scannning for the diagnosis and evaluation of otogenic skull base osteomyelitis. A description of three cases

Dominik Stodulski, Jacek Teodorczyk, Bożena Kowalska, Czesław Stankiewicz, Piotr Lass
Nucl. Med. Rev 2005;8(1):47-50.

open access

Vol 8, No 1 (2005)
Short communications
Published online: 2005-06-21
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this report was to assess the usefulness of bone scanning in the diagnosis and evaluation of the skull base osteomyelitis.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Bone scanning was performed in three male patients with otogenic skull base osteomyelitis, aged 65–84 years utilizing Tc99m-MDP and dual-head gamma camera.
RESULTS: In one case, bone scanning played a crucial role in establishing the diagnosis. In two cases, it provided confirmed MRI results. CT scanning was negative in two cases.
CONCLUSIONS: Bone scans may give valuable information for establishing the diagnosis and assessing the severity of this disease, and add complementary physiological information to radiological imaging.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this report was to assess the usefulness of bone scanning in the diagnosis and evaluation of the skull base osteomyelitis.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Bone scanning was performed in three male patients with otogenic skull base osteomyelitis, aged 65–84 years utilizing Tc99m-MDP and dual-head gamma camera.
RESULTS: In one case, bone scanning played a crucial role in establishing the diagnosis. In two cases, it provided confirmed MRI results. CT scanning was negative in two cases.
CONCLUSIONS: Bone scans may give valuable information for establishing the diagnosis and assessing the severity of this disease, and add complementary physiological information to radiological imaging.
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Keywords

bone scan; skull base osteomyelitis; malignant external otitis

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Title

The usefulness of bone scannning for the diagnosis and evaluation of otogenic skull base osteomyelitis. A description of three cases

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 8, No 1 (2005)

Pages

47-50

Published online

2005-06-21

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2005;8(1):47-50.

Keywords

bone scan
skull base osteomyelitis
malignant external otitis

Authors

Dominik Stodulski
Jacek Teodorczyk
Bożena Kowalska
Czesław Stankiewicz
Piotr Lass

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