Intense accumulation of Tc-99m MDP in pericardial metastasis from breast cancer

Takatsugu Kawase, Hirofumi Fujii, Tadaki Nakahara, Naoyuki Shigematsu, Atsushi Kubo, Shigeru Kosuda

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Abstract

Extraosseous uptake often seen on Tc-99m methylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphy has clinical significance. In a routine follow-up study on a 54-year-old female patient with breast cancer, we encountered a rare finding of pericardial metastasis clearly demonstrated by Tc-99m methylene diphospho- nate bone scintigraphy. This incidental finding of increased uptake in the periphery of the cardiac contour on a bone scan reflects radionuclide accumulation in pericardium, myocardium, or pericardial effusion itself. In our case, an additional computed tomography examination of the chest was useful for making the definitive diagnosis of dystrophic calcification of the pericardium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-174
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar

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Technetium Tc 99m Medronate
Pericardium
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Bone and Bones
Radionuclide Imaging
Incidental Findings
Pericardial Effusion
Radioisotopes
Myocardium
Thorax
Tomography

Keywords

  • Bone scintigraphy
  • Breast cancer
  • Dystrophic calcification
  • Pericardium

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Intense accumulation of Tc-99m MDP in pericardial metastasis from breast cancer. / Kawase, Takatsugu; Fujii, Hirofumi; Nakahara, Tadaki; Shigematsu, Naoyuki; Kubo, Atsushi; Kosuda, Shigeru.

In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 34, No. 3, 03.2009, p. 173-174.

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Kawase, Takatsugu ; Fujii, Hirofumi ; Nakahara, Tadaki ; Shigematsu, Naoyuki ; Kubo, Atsushi ; Kosuda, Shigeru. / Intense accumulation of Tc-99m MDP in pericardial metastasis from breast cancer. In: Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 173-174.
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