A case of severe calciphylaxis seen on three-phase bone scan

Adrian Cosmin, Gabriel Soudry

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Abstract

A 60-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis presented with cellulitis of both pretibial areas, which did not respond to antibiotics. She then underwent a bone scan showing evidence of calciphylaxis. She was subsequently diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism secondary to renal failure with parathyroid hormone levels as high as 2500. She underwent a total parathyroidectomy with reimplantation of one parathyroid gland into the left forearm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-766
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume30
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone scan
  • Calciphylaxis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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