FDG PET-CT obtained for other reason
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Sagittal fused images reveal increased uptake in the spine, with involvement being limited to spinous processes, which is rare in malignancy.
Kissing spines confirmed by MPR of SOA CT.
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Findings represent Baastrup syndrome with active inflammation (e.g. bursitis) and should not be interpreted as malignancy.
- 1. Rosen RS, Fayad L, Wahl RL. Increased 18F-FDG uptake in degenerative disease of the spine: Characterization with 18F-FDG PET/CT. J. Nucl. Med. 2006;47 (8): 1274-80. Pubmed citation