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

ArticleinAnnals of Nuclear Medicine 21(4):235-8 · July 2007with10 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.68 · DOI: 10.1007/s12149-007-0013-3 · Source: PubMed


    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.