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Melorheostosis associated with peripheral form spondyloarthropathy: new image with 18-fluoride positron emission tomoscintigraphy coupled to computed tomography

Authors Hassani H, Slama, Hayem, Ben ali, Sarda-mantel, Burg, Le Guludec D

Received 29 November 2011

Accepted for publication 5 December 2011

Published 5 January 2012 Volume 2012:4 Pages 1—7


Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Hakim Hassani1–3, Jérôme Slama1,3, Gilles Hayem4, Khadija Ben Ali1, Laure Sarda-Mantel1,3, Samuel Burg1,3, Dominique Le Guludec1,3
1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France; 2Radiology, Hôpital Robert Debré, Paris, France; 3University Paris VII Denis Diderot, Paris, France; 4Rheumatology, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France

Abstract: Melorheostosis is a rare benign bone pathology which can be responsible for incapacitating pain and bone deformations. Its imaging abnormalities are often typical. We describe here the case of a patient with melorheostosis involving the lower limbs, associated with a peripheral form of inflammatory spondyloarthropathy, who underwent 18FNa positron emission tomography coupled to a computed tomography scan. Our objective is to present this new image, to show the value of this new modality and emphasize its advantages compared to the 99mTechnetium bone scan.

Keywords: melorheostosis, PET-CT, 18FNa, bone scan, 18F-fluoride

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