Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 173–175 | Cite as

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

  • Eugene LinEmail author
Case Report


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 tomography Fluorodeoxyglucose Baastrup’s disease Spine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyVirginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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