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18F-FDG PET/CT and Bone Scintigraphy Findings in Tietze Syndrome

Oh, Jeong Hee, MD*; Park, Soo Bin, MD; Oh, Hong Chul, MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002256
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We present an interesting image of a 62-year-old woman revealed with Tietze syndrome by 18F-FDG PET/CT and bone scintigraphy. She presented with right upper chest wall pain with a hard, palpable mass. However, chest radiograph and CT were unrevealing. On PET/CT, intense FDG uptake was noted at the anterior aspect of the right second costal cartilage with dense calcification, which was the correct symptomatic lesion. Bone scan showed increased radioactive uptake at the FDG uptake lesion, but mild uptake was also seen in the asymptomatic lesion.

From the Departments of *Radiology,

Nuclear Medicine, and

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Received for publication June 9, 2018; revision accepted July 15, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This work was supported by the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund. None declared to all authors.

Correspondence to: Soo Bin Park, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, 59 Daesagwan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04401, Republic of Korea. E-mail:

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