Journal Browser Advanced Search Help
Journal Browser Advanced search HELP
Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2007 Jun;41(3):260-262. English. Case Report.
Sohn MH , Jeong HJ , Lim ST , Yim CY .
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, Korea. mhsohn@chonbuk.ac.kr
Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, Korea.
Abstract

A 68-year-old man with small cell carcinoma of the lung and adenocarcinoma of the prostate underwent Tc-99m MDP bone scintigraphy for the evaluation of skeletal metastases. Bilateral symmetrical photon defects in both parietal bones of the skull were observed. The radiographs of the skull demonstrates biparietal thinning in the same area of the abnormality identified on bone scintigraphy. Although these findings in cancer patients can be mistaken for skeletal metastases, the symmetry and location of the photon defects are generally indicative of biparietal thinning.

Copyright © 2019. Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors.