Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72--74

Hypercalcemia with extraosseous MDP uptake in a bone scan as initial presentation in a case of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma


Shanmuga Sundaram Palaniswamy, S Padma, Vijay Harish, Jay Kumar Rai 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PETCT, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Elamakkara Post, Cochin, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Shanmuga Sundaram Palaniswamy
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PETCT, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Elamakkara Post, Cochin 682 041, Kerala
India

A middle-aged lady presented with headache, vomiting of sudden-onset with intermittent evening rise of temperature. She also had slurring of speech with no loss of consciousness or altered sensorium. The patient was under evaluation for hypercalcemia. A whole body bone scan was done to look for causes of hypercalcemia and the scan showed extraosseous 99m Tc MDP (Technetium Methylene Di Phosphonate) uptake. One of the causes of extraosseous MDP uptake is cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). On close interrogation the patient gave a history of hypopigmented dermal patches for more than 2 years duration. The coexisting dermal patches raised suspicion of CTCL. Skin biopsy confirmed CTCL. The patient was referred to oncology and was planned for six cycles of chemotherapy.


How to cite this article:
Palaniswamy SS, Padma S, Harish V, Rai JK. Hypercalcemia with extraosseous MDP uptake in a bone scan as initial presentation in a case of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.J Can Res Ther 2011;7:72-74


How to cite this URL:
Palaniswamy SS, Padma S, Harish V, Rai JK. Hypercalcemia with extraosseous MDP uptake in a bone scan as initial presentation in a case of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Oct 18 ];7:72-74
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