Baastrup disease (FDG PET/CT)

Case contributed by Dr René Pfleger


FDG PET/CT obtained for other reason

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male


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.

Case Discussion

Findings represent Baastrup syndrome with active inflammation (e.g. bursitis) and should not be interpreted as malignancy.

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Case information

rID: 29051
Published: 29th Apr 2014
Last edited: 22nd Nov 2018
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