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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-79

"Pseudo-thyroid lobe": A diagnostic conundrum caused by ossified anterior longitudinal ligament on bone scan


1 Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
3 Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

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Dr. Maseeh Uz Zaman
Department of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Pakistan
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.147554

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Radionuclide bone imaging is one of the most commonly performed nuclear medicine procedure around the world and characterized by its high sensitivity and relatively low specificity. False positive findings on a bone scan are very common; however, dense uptake over unilateral ossified anterior longitudinal ligament appearing as single thyroid lobe on a bone scan has not been described in the literature.


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