|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2017 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 247
Myofascial pain syndrome on Tc99m MDP bone scintigraphy
Rola Aatif Hasan Hussain, Ammar Mohammed Saeed Ali, K Manivannan, SK Chirala
Department of Radiology, Salmaniaya Medical Complex, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
|Date of Web Publication||13-Jun-2017|
S K Chirala
Department of Radiology, Salmaniaya Medical Complex, PB 12, Manama, 311
Kingdom of Bahrain
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Hussain RA, Ali AM, Manivannan K, Chirala S K. Myofascial pain syndrome on Tc99m MDP bone scintigraphy. Indian J Nucl Med 2017;32:247
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Hussain RA, Ali AM, Manivannan K, Chirala S K. Myofascial pain syndrome on Tc99m MDP bone scintigraphy. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 May 11];32:247. Available from: https://www.ijnm.in/text.asp?2017/32/3/247/207889
A 45-year-old male presented with upper back pain of 1 month duration. The only relevant finding in the clinical history was that he has been using a computer with a keyboard for extended number of hours each day for years. Chest X-ray posteroanterior view showed soft tissue swelling and calcification in the right axillary region [Figure 1].99m Tc-Methylene Diphosphonate skeletal scintigraphy showed abnormal radiopharmaceutical localization at multiple sites in the skeleton indicating skeletal metastasis. Following computed tomography (CT) of the chest, biopsy of the lung lesion reported adenocarcinoma of lung. In the 99m Tc-MDP skeletal scintigraphy, abnormal soft tissue localization was also seen in the region of the teres major muscles, bilaterally, more on the right side [Figure 2]. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed this soft tissue process in the right shoulder. These findings were consistent with rhabdomyolysis.
|Figure 2: 99mTc-MDP skeletal scintigraphy: skeletal metastasis and soft tissue uptake in Teres major muscles, bilaterally: right > left (arrows)|
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Rhabdomyolysis of the Teres muscles appears to be a very rare occurrence, and has been reported as a sports injury  after transcatheter chemoembolization, and as an incidental finding. In the present case, rhabdomyolysis of the Teres muscles was seen in the clinical setting of skeletal metastasis in an unknown primary, which was later diagnosed as adenocarcinoma of the lung.
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