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Vol 21, No 2 (2018)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2018-07-31
Submitted: 2017-12-26
Accepted: 2018-07-17
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99mTC-MDP bone scanning in a subungual glomus tumour

Zahra Kiamanesh, Zakieh Nasiri, Parinaz Jahanpanah, Sara Shakeri, Ramin Sadeghi
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2018.0029
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Pubmed: 30070352
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2018;21(2):111-112.

open access

Vol 21, No 2 (2018)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2018-07-31
Submitted: 2017-12-26
Accepted: 2018-07-17

Abstract

A 37-year-old female patient with four months history of paroxysmal pain in the left index finger was referred to our department for 99mTC-MDP scintigraphy. Radiographic studies of the patient showed a lytic tumour in the distal phalanx of the left second finger compatible with a glomus tumour. The scan showed mild decreased activity in the blood pool phase and minimal increased activity on the delayed images. The patient underwent surgery and a glomus tumour was removed. To the extent of our knowledge, this is the first case of bone scan in a glomus tumour of the finger reported in the literature.

Abstract

A 37-year-old female patient with four months history of paroxysmal pain in the left index finger was referred to our department for 99mTC-MDP scintigraphy. Radiographic studies of the patient showed a lytic tumour in the distal phalanx of the left second finger compatible with a glomus tumour. The scan showed mild decreased activity in the blood pool phase and minimal increased activity on the delayed images. The patient underwent surgery and a glomus tumour was removed. To the extent of our knowledge, this is the first case of bone scan in a glomus tumour of the finger reported in the literature.

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Keywords

glomus tumour, finger, paroxysmal pain, 99mTc-MDP, bone scan

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Title

99mTC-MDP bone scanning in a subungual glomus tumour

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 21, No 2 (2018)

Pages

111-112

Published online

2018-07-31

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2018.0029

Pubmed

30070352

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2018;21(2):111-112.

Keywords

glomus tumour
finger
paroxysmal pain
99mTc-MDP
bone scan

Authors

Zahra Kiamanesh
Zakieh Nasiri
Parinaz Jahanpanah
Sara Shakeri
Ramin Sadeghi

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