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Vol 7, No 2 (2004)
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Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis of the mandible in bone scintigraphy and CT

Stanisław Pilecki, Joanna Pufal, Marcin Gierach, Katarzyna Laskowska, Władysław Lasek, Mariusz Wysocki, Sylwia Drewa, Elżbieta Nawrocka, Roman Junik
Nucl. Med. Rev 2004;7(2):183-186.

open access

Vol 7, No 2 (2004)
Published online: 2004-06-02
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

The authors present a case of a 4-year old boy with a quickly growing tumor of the jaw. The CT examination revealed a destructive tumor in the body of the mandible involving soft tissues. A diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma of the mandible was confirmed by a biopsy of the tumor. Skeletal scintigraphy showed areas of increased and decreased radiotracer uptake. The fusion of CT and scintigraphy images showed that the ”cold” focus corresponds with the osteolytic area and the ”hot” focuses are larger than the areas of osseous reconstruction shown in CT. Conclusion: In cases of histiocytosis skeletal scintigraphy and CT are complementary methods that enable one to make an assessment of the extent of the disease.

Abstract

The authors present a case of a 4-year old boy with a quickly growing tumor of the jaw. The CT examination revealed a destructive tumor in the body of the mandible involving soft tissues. A diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma of the mandible was confirmed by a biopsy of the tumor. Skeletal scintigraphy showed areas of increased and decreased radiotracer uptake. The fusion of CT and scintigraphy images showed that the ”cold” focus corresponds with the osteolytic area and the ”hot” focuses are larger than the areas of osseous reconstruction shown in CT. Conclusion: In cases of histiocytosis skeletal scintigraphy and CT are complementary methods that enable one to make an assessment of the extent of the disease.
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Keywords

Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis; scintigraphy; CT

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Title

Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis of the mandible in bone scintigraphy and CT

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 7, No 2 (2004)

Pages

183-186

Published online

2004-06-02

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2004;7(2):183-186.

Keywords

Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis
scintigraphy
CT

Authors

Stanisław Pilecki
Joanna Pufal
Marcin Gierach
Katarzyna Laskowska
Władysław Lasek
Mariusz Wysocki
Sylwia Drewa
Elżbieta Nawrocka
Roman Junik

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