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Diffuse Increased Sodium Fluoride Gastric Activity in a Patient With Hypercalcemia

Shao, Fuqiang, MD; Zhang, Shumao, MD; Qi, Chi, MD; Wang, Yu, MD; Chen, Yue, MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001764
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Increased extraosseous uptake of sodium fluoride can be visualized because of many different etiologies. A 62-year-old man with a history of osteoporosis had an 18F–sodium fluoride PET/CT scan for accessing chest pain caused by an accident. The images showed multiple fractures. Unexpectedly, diffuse activity was noted in the gastric wall, which was suggestive of possible hypercalcemia. The serum calcium level confirmed the patient had hypercalcemia.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan, China.

Received for publication April 17, 2017; revision accepted June 9, 2017.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Yue Chen, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan, China. E-mail: chenyue5523@126.com.

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