Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2015  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 286--287

Metastatic superscan on 99m Tc-methylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphy in pediatric neuroblastoma


Saurabh Arora, Varun Singh Dhull, Anirban Mukherjee, Shruti Tulsyan, Abhishek Behera, Madhavi Tripathi 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Madhavi Tripathi
Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Excessive skeletal radioisotope uptake in relation to soft tissues along with absent or faint activity in the genitourinary tract on bone scintigraphy (BS) is known as a źDQ╗superscan.źDQ╗ However the association of pediatric solid tumor malignancy with metastatic superscan has not been reported previously. We here describe two such cases of neuroblastoma who presented with metastatic superscan on 99m Tc-methylene diphosphonate BS. Presence of a superscan usually indicates an advanced stage of the disease. The patient prognosis is usually poor. Though extremely rare superscan can be associated with pediatric solid tumor malignancies and should be kept in mind while reporting such cases.


How to cite this article:
Arora S, Dhull VS, Mukherjee A, Tulsyan S, Behera A, Tripathi M. Metastatic superscan on 99m Tc-methylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphy in pediatric neuroblastoma.Indian J Nucl Med 2015;30:286-287


How to cite this URL:
Arora S, Dhull VS, Mukherjee A, Tulsyan S, Behera A, Tripathi M. Metastatic superscan on 99m Tc-methylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphy in pediatric neuroblastoma. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];30:286-287
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