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J Bone Miner Metab. 2005;23(5):407-9.

Reversible metastatic visceral calcification detected by 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate bone scanning in breast cancer.

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  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey.

Abstract

Diffuse metastatic visceral calcification is rare in breast cancer. We report on a 57-year-old woman with breast cancer and hypercalcemia who had diffuse metastatic visceral calcifications on lungs, myocardium, stomach, and thyroid on a (99m)Tc-methylene diphosphonate bone scan. Visceral calcifications were completely resolved 6 months after successful anticancer and zoledronic acid treatments. Bone scanning offers a useful diagnostic tool for both identifying visceral calcification and assessing the response to therapy in chemosensitive malignities with hypercalcemia such as breast cancer.

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16133692
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10.1007/s00774-005-0617-4
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