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, Javier Villanueva-Meyer

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Abstract

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
Volume28
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996

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Technetium Tc 99m Pyrophosphate
Apatites
Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography
Chronic Kidney Failure
Renal Dialysis
Myocardial Infarction
Lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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