Appearances of soft tissue calcification on Tc99m MDP bone scan

J Pak Med Assoc. 2019 Apr;69(4):600.

Abstract

Metastatic calcification relates to abnormal calcification resulting from hypercalcaemia in otherwise normal tissues. Hypercalcaemia can occur secondary to chronic renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, hypervitaminosis D, and metastatic neoplasms. Specific symptoms are often lacking, but calcification may be a marker of disease severity and its chronicity. We present cases with different patterns of soft tissue calcification on Tc99m MDP bone scan.

Keywords: Metastatic soft tissue calcification, bone scan, hypercalcaemia..

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bone Neoplasms / complications
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Neoplasms / secondary
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Calcinosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Calcinosis / etiology
  • Carcinoma / complications
  • Carcinoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Carcinoma / secondary
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercalcemia / complications
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate
  • Thoracic Wall / diagnostic imaging*

Substances

  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate