Thallium - 201 imaging in osseous metastatic disease secondary to glioblastoma multiform

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Abstract

Thallium 201 whole body scintigraphy was performed in a 30 year old patient with diffuse osseous metastatic disease secondary to glioblastoma multiforme. Multiple sites of Thallium uptake correlated with the findings on serial bone scans and radiographs. Bone biopsy of a lower lumbar vertebra confirmed that the metastases were of glial origin.

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