Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165--167

Role of 99m Tc-MDP bone scan in the diagnosis of Erdheim-Chester disease


Anirban Mukherjee1, Nishikant Damle1, Chandrasekhar Bal1, Arundeep Arora2, Abhinav Singhal1, Madhavi Tripathi1, Karan Peepre3 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine Unit, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Nishikant Damle
Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029, Delhi
India

Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare systemic non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis. It is a progressive disease of unknown etiology. The 99m technetium-methylene diphosphonate ( 99m Tc-MDP) bone scan is useful in finding the sites of involvement in the skeleton and is helpful in excluding other causes of bony pain. Also a scintigraphic pattern consistent with ECD should alert the physician to evaluate the patient for visceral sites of involvement using fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT), as this is known to be fatal at times.


How to cite this article:
Mukherjee A, Damle N, Bal C, Arora A, Singhal A, Tripathi M, Peepre K. Role of 99m Tc-MDP bone scan in the diagnosis of Erdheim-Chester disease .Indian J Nucl Med 2014;29:165-167


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Mukherjee A, Damle N, Bal C, Arora A, Singhal A, Tripathi M, Peepre K. Role of 99m Tc-MDP bone scan in the diagnosis of Erdheim-Chester disease . Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Jun 14 ];29:165-167
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