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Incidental Detection of Rupture of Substitute Urinary Bladder on Bone Scan

Yamanouchi, Kazuhiro MD*; Toyama, Hiroshi MD, PhD*; Maruyama, Takahiro MD, PhD; Hoshinaga, Kiyotaka MD, PhD; Katada, Kazuhiro MD, PhD*

Clinical Nuclear Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318270859f
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Abstract: We report here a case of rupture of a substitute urinary bladder due to a relapse of bladder cancer detected incidentally on a bone scan. The radionuclides used in bone scans accumulate in the bone and are excreted in the urine. Incidental detection of rupture of a substitute urinary bladder may lead to appropriate intermediate neobladder repair.

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From the Departments of *Radiology, and †Urology, Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan.

Received for publication April 27, 2012; revision accepted July 10, 2012.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Kazuhiro Yamanouchi, MD, Department of Radiology, Fujita Health University, 1-98, Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan 470-1192. E-mail:

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins