Intense myocardial and lung uptake of 99m-Tc-pyrophosphate using single photon emission computed tomography in a patient with end-stage renal disease and secondary hyperparathyroidism

F. Cesani, J. Villanueva-Meyer

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Metastatic calcification, a frequent and potential lethal complication of chronic renal failure, is rarely detected before death because of the absence of specific radiographic abnormalities. We report the case of a patient on haemodialysis, with secondary hyperparathyroidism and a second degree A-V block who had a 99m-Tc-pyrophosphate scan to rule out myocardial infarction. The scintigram showed marked myocardial and lung uptake that is indicative of severe metastatic hydroxy-apatite calcifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-574
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Urology and Nephrology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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