Calciphylaxis and bone scintigraphy: Case report with histological confirmation and review of the literature

University of California, San Francisco, Nuclear Medicine Program, Department of Radiology and Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging at China Basin, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Annals of Nuclear Medicine (Impact Factor: 1.68). 07/2007; 21(4):235-8. DOI: 10.1007/s12149-007-0013-3
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT We present a patient with a history of end-stage renal disease, who developed skin lesions in the bilateral calves a month after the initiation of hemodialysis. The lesions were biopsied, and the histological findings were consistent with a diagnosis of calciphylaxis. The patient had a baseline pretreatment bone scan that showed extensive systemic disease. The patient died 20 days after the imaging study. A review of the literature on bone scans and calciphylaxis is presented.

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