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Calcific constrictive pericarditis demonstrated on 99mTc-MDP bone scintigraphy.

Authors
  • Burns, Natalie
  • Shriki, Jabi E
  • Farvid, Ali M
  • El-Sherief, Karim E
  • Cunningham, Mark J
  • Colletti, Patrick M
  • Shinbane, Jerold
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of radiology case reports
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
3
Issue
5
Pages
11–15
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3941/jrcr.v3i5.63
PMID: 22470658
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The authors present a case of calcific constrictive pericarditis, imaged with bone scintigraphy. The patient presented with three months of shortness of breath, chest pain, and chest tightness during exercise, among other nonspecific symptoms. Although the diagnosis was made based on chest radiography and cardiac MRI, bone scintigraphy was used to corroborate the diagnosis of calcific constrictive pericarditis. Bone scintigraphy showed a pattern of tracer accumulation consistent with pericardial uptake. Calcific constrictive pericarditis was also confirmed at the time of surgery.

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