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Sphenoid Bone Fibrous Dysplasia Detected Incidentally on Bone Scintigraphy by the Contribution of SPECT/CT Hybrid Imaging


  • Hüseyin Şan
  • Kürşat Okuyucu
  • Ali Ozan Öner
  • Özdeş Emer
  • Alper Özgür Karaçalıoğlu

Received Date: 15.04.2016 Accepted Date: 10.08.2017 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2018;27(1):25-28 PMID: 29393050

Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign fibroosseous bone disorder. It has poliostotic and monostotic patterns. Monostotic FD is frequently asymptomatic and is usually discovered incidentally by radiologic imaging performed for other reasons. Bone scintigraphy is valuable for identifying disease extent. Craniofacial FD (CFD) is a form of the disease where lesions are limited to contiguous bones of the craniofacial skeleton. We presented a case with monostotic CFD who was detected incidentally on bone scintigraphy single-photon emission computed tomography/computerized tomography while being investigated for inflammatory arthropaties.

Keywords: Craniofacial fibrous dysplasia,technetium-99m-methylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphy,single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography


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Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: H.Ş., K.O., Ö.E., A.Ö.K., A.O.Ö., Concept: H.Ş., K.O., Design: H.Ş., K.O., Ö.E., Data Collection or Processing: H.Ş., Analysis or Interpretation: A.Ö.K., Literature Search: A.O.Ö., Writing: H.Ş., K.O.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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