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Vol 16, No 2 (2013)
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Published online: 2013-08-01
Submitted: 2013-08-13
Accepted: 2013-08-13
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Extraosseous myocardial uptake incidentally detected during bone scan: report of three cases and a systematic literature review of extraosseous uptake

Federico Caobelli, Barbara Paghera, Claudio Pizzocaro, Ugo Paolo Guerra
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2013.0040
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2013;16(2):82-87.

open access

Vol 16, No 2 (2013)
Original articles
Published online: 2013-08-01
Submitted: 2013-08-13
Accepted: 2013-08-13

Abstract

Bone scintigraphy is widely considered as an important technique able to investigate various pathological conditions of the skeletal system. Many unexpected extraosseous uptakeshave been reported in literature. We present here three casesof unexpected 99mTc-oxidronate (HDP) myocardial extraosseous uptakes in patients undergoing bone scan for staging purposes. In particular, we present the first reported case ofa myocardial uptake in a patient with IgM-related amyloidosis. Subsequently, we perform a review of the existing literature about extraosseous uptakes.

Abstract

Bone scintigraphy is widely considered as an important technique able to investigate various pathological conditions of the skeletal system. Many unexpected extraosseous uptakeshave been reported in literature. We present here three casesof unexpected 99mTc-oxidronate (HDP) myocardial extraosseous uptakes in patients undergoing bone scan for staging purposes. In particular, we present the first reported case ofa myocardial uptake in a patient with IgM-related amyloidosis. Subsequently, we perform a review of the existing literature about extraosseous uptakes.
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Keywords

bone scan, extraosseous uptake, myocardial uptake, amyloidosis

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Title

Extraosseous myocardial uptake incidentally detected during bone scan: report of three cases and a systematic literature review of extraosseous uptake

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 16, No 2 (2013)

Pages

82-87

Published online

2013-08-01

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2013.0040

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2013;16(2):82-87.

Keywords

bone scan
extraosseous uptake
myocardial uptake
amyloidosis

Authors

Federico Caobelli
Barbara Paghera
Claudio Pizzocaro
Ugo Paolo Guerra

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