Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 74--76

Inguinal infection mimicking infected hip prosthesis: A case report


Abhinav Jaimini, Amit Bhandari, Madhavi Tripathi, Krishan Sawroop, Ravi Kashyap 
 Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Kashyap
Department of Nuclear Medicine, INMAS, Brig. S. K. Mazumdar Road, Timarpur, Delhi-110054
India

Planar imaging is usually undertaken to sample whole body or specific area of interest to ascertain radiotracer accumulation. Presence of any other pathology near the area of interest may produce a wrong interpretation in a planar image. To overcome this problem, tomographic imaging using SPECT is useful. We present a case where SPECT imaging helped in localizing the site of infection in an 80-year male patient with right hip prosthesis undergoing 99mTc-Ciprofloxacin (Diagnobact) imaging for ruling out infected prosthesis.


How to cite this article:
Jaimini A, Bhandari A, Tripathi M, Sawroop K, Kashyap R. Inguinal infection mimicking infected hip prosthesis: A case report.Indian J Nucl Med 2006;21:74-76


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Jaimini A, Bhandari A, Tripathi M, Sawroop K, Kashyap R. Inguinal infection mimicking infected hip prosthesis: A case report. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Jan 22 ];21:74-76
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