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Clin Nucl Med. 2012 Aug;37(8):798-800. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31825ae455.

Gelatinous degeneration of the bone marrow mimicking osseous metastasis on 18F-FDG PET/CT.

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  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Gelatinous degeneration of the bone marrow is rare, and its pathogenesis is unknown. A 61-year-old man with rectal cancer, who was treated successfully with surgery and chemotherapy 1 year ago, underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT for restaging, which showed a focal hot spot in the left scapula mimicking osseous metastasis. Excision bone biopsy revealed gelatinous degeneration of the bone marrow.

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