Reversible extraskeletal uptake of bone scanning in primary hyperparathyroidism

Geum Ju Hwang, Jong Doo Lee, Chang Yun Park, Sung Kil Lim

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Abstract

Metastatic calcification within soft tissue, such as the lung and stomach, is associated with hyperparathyroidism, chronic renal failure, hemodialysis, metastatic neoplasm and hypervitaminosis D. Bone scanning agents variably accumulate within these extraskeletal metastatic calcifications. We report a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism whose bone scan revealed abnormal uptake in the liver, lung, stomach and parathyroid gland followed by complete resolution of extraskeletal uptake less than 1 wk after parathyroidectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-471
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume37
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Mar 1

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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