Calcifying Fibrous Pseudotumor: A Rare Benign Tumor Detected on Bone Scintigraphy

Jabour Khoury, Jacqueline Jerushalmi, Elias Naser, Jacob Varkel, Norman Loberant, Hector Isaac Cohen

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Abstract

Calcifying fibrous pseudotumor (CFP) is a rare and recently recognized benign tumor of the soft tissue. It occurs most commonly in children and young adults. It is usually asymptomatic and may be detected incidentally. It is important to recognize CFP because it may be easily mistaken for a primary or metastatic tumor. Dense calcium deposition is a histologic finding that characterizes this tumor. Bone scintigraphy could be a useful imaging method in the assessment of these patients, because avid uptake of Tc-99m MDP would be expected. The authors report a case of abdominal wall CFP detected on bone scintigraphy in an adult. The lesion was initially thought to be a metastasis, but its true nature was revealed after excisional biopsy. This is the first report of the findings of CFP on bone scintigraphy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-800
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abdominal Wall
  • Bone Scintigraphy
  • Calcifying Fibrous Pseudotumor
  • Tc-99m Methylene Diphosphate

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