Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 235–238

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

  • Myo M. Han
  • Judy Pang
  • Kanade Shinkai
  • Ben Franc
  • Randy Hawkins
  • Carina M. Aparici
CASE REPORT

DOI: 10.1007/s12149-007-0013-3

Cite this article as:
Han, M., Pang, J., Shinkai, K. et al. Ann Nucl Med (2007) 21: 235. doi:10.1007/s12149-007-0013-3

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.

Key words

Calciphylaxis Bone scan Bone scintigraphy End-stage renal disease 

Copyright information

© The Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Myo M. Han
    • 1
  • Judy Pang
    • 2
  • Kanade Shinkai
    • 3
  • Ben Franc
    • 1
  • Randy Hawkins
    • 1
  • Carina M. Aparici
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Nuclear Medicine Program, Department of Radiology and Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging (CMFI) at China BasinUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Nuclear Medicine San Francisco Veteran Affairs, Department of RadiologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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