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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-72

Diffuse hepatic and splenic Tc-99m MDP tracer uptake in case of multiple myeloma


Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Nuclear Medicine Center, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla - 171 001, India

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Ashwani Sood
Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Nuclear Medicine Center, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla - 171 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.72692

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Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scintigraphy has long been used for the evaluation of benign as well as malignant skeletal conditions. However, non-osseous tracer uptake on a bone scan is an unusual finding. There is a need to understand the pathophysiological basis of the non-osseous uptake, which may have a clinical relevance or deteriorating effect on the quality of the bone scan. We describe a case of multiple myeloma, where extraosseous uptake in the form of diffuse hepatic and splenic uptake, with almost normal skeletal tracer distribution, has been seen on the bone scan.


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