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Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 95–97 | Cite as

Demonstration of systemic lymphnodes by bone scintigraphy in amyloidosis

  • Kazuo Itoh
  • Yoshimi Baba
  • Kouji Taneichi
Case Report

Abstract

We report a case of primary amyloidosis with calcification of systemic lymphnodes which were demonstrated as positives by bone scintigraphy. Positive sites delineated by bone scintigraphy would seem likely to reflect avid calcification of amyloid deposits. The discovery of positive systemic lymphnodes by bone scintigraphy is very rare in a routine study and may allow for amyloidosis in a differential diagnosis.

Key words

amyloidosis calcification lymphnode bone scintigraphy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuo Itoh
    • 1
  • Yoshimi Baba
    • 2
  • Kouji Taneichi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, School of MedicineHokkaido University HospitalSapporoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineKitami Red Cross HospitalJapan

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