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Huge Abdominal Photopenic Area Due to Kidney Cyst Imaged by Bone Scintigraphy in a Prostate Cancer Patient

Sioka, Chrissa, MD, PhD*; Gkika, Evangelia, MD*; Paliouras, Athanasios, MD; Giannakis, John, MD, PhD; Fotopoulos, Andreas, MD, PhD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002282
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Bone scintigraphy is a method of choice in evaluating metastatic disease in patients with prostatic cancer. We describe the case of a 77-year-old man who was subjected to bone scan for evaluation of secondary metastatic disease due to an elevated prostatic-specific antigen level (7.2). Bone scintigraphy demonstrated a huge photopenic area in the left upper abdominal area, as a result of a huge kidney cyst (15 × 13 cm).

From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, and

Urology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.

Received for publication June 27, 2018; revision accepted August 11, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Chrissa Sioka, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Ioannina, 1 Stavrou Niarchou St, Ioannina, 45110, Greece. E-mail:;

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