Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 251--253

Tc-99m HDP single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in stress fracture of base of metatarsal bone


Sharjeel Usmani1, Fatma Al-Ramadhan2, Fahad Marafi4, Rashid Rasheed2, Fareeda Al Kandari2 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kuwait Cancer Control Center, Khaitan; Department of Nuclear Medicine, Jaber Al-Ahmad Molecular Imaging Center, Shuwaikh, Kuwait
2 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kuwait Cancer Control Center, Khaitan, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sharjeel Usmani
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kuwait Cancer Control Center, P. O. Box: 1488, 83001 Khaitan
Kuwait

Proximal metatarsal stress fractures are common at base of the second metatarsal, typically seen in repetitive impact athletes, dancers, and those with cavus feet. It is caused by increased bone resorption rather than formation in a state of abrupt increased physical activity or intensity, leading to repetitive microfractures and eventually stress fracture. It is characterized by swelling and tenderness of a prolonged duration. We report a case of a 40-year-old female having left foot pain diagnosed with stress fracture on Tc-99m HDP single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)-CT. We emphasize the use of SPECT/CT in allocating active source of pain in the feet.


How to cite this article:
Usmani S, Al-Ramadhan F, Marafi F, Rasheed R, Al Kandari F. Tc-99m HDP single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in stress fracture of base of metatarsal bone.Indian J Nucl Med 2019;34:251-253


How to cite this URL:
Usmani S, Al-Ramadhan F, Marafi F, Rasheed R, Al Kandari F. Tc-99m HDP single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in stress fracture of base of metatarsal bone. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 18 ];34:251-253
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