Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 317–320 | Cite as

Clinical usefulness of In-111 chloride and Tc-99m Sn colloid scintigraphy in the diagnosis of intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis

  • Suguru Kakite
  • Yoshio Tanabe
  • Fumiko Kinoshita
  • Hiromi Harada
  • Toshihide Ogawa
Case Report


We report a case of intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis associated with hemolytic anemia. While the paravertebral localization of the lesions demonstrated on CT and MRI was suspicious of intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis, In-111 chloride and Tc-99m Sn colloid bone marrow scintigraphies showing a bone marrow element of the lesion were useful to confirm the diagnosis.

Key words

intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis In-111 chloride Tc-99m Sn colloid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suguru Kakite
    • 1
  • Yoshio Tanabe
    • 1
  • Fumiko Kinoshita
    • 1
  • Hiromi Harada
    • 1
  • Toshihide Ogawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyTottori University HospitalYonago, TottoriJapan

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