Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 173–175

Baastrup’s disease (kissing spine) demonstrated by FDG PET/CT

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-007-0379-2

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Lin, E. Skeletal Radiol (2008) 37: 173. doi:10.1007/s00256-007-0379-2


18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) is a widely used imaging modality in cancer patients. However, there are many potential non-neoplastic causes of FDG uptake. We report a case of FDG uptake between the spinous processes, secondary to Baastrup’s disease. Knowledge of this pattern of uptake is helpful in diagnosing Baastrup’s disease and avoiding false-positive diagnoses.


Positron emission tomographyFluorodeoxyglucoseBaastrup’s diseaseSpine

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyVirginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA