J Korean Fract Soc.  2010 Oct;23(4):386-390. 10.12671/jkfs.2010.23.4.386.

False Negative Bone Scan in 56-year Old Man with L2 Compression Fracture Performed 78 Hours after Trauma: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hd1404@hanafos.com

Abstract

It is very rare that the bone scan after 72 hours from the trauma doesn't exhibit the increased radio-nuclide uptake in the patient with fracture. The purpose of this study is to report the case that indicate the false negative finding in the bone scan performed after 78 hours from the trauma in the 56-year-old man with L2 compression fracture, including a review of the relevant literatures.

Keyword

Compression fracture; False negative bone scan

MeSH Terms

Fractures, Compression
Humans
Middle Aged
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