Schmorl’s Node Mimicking Metastasis in a Patient With Breast Cancer: Diagnosis With 99mTC Methylene Diphosphonate SPECT-CT
Clinical Nuclear Medicine , 06/15/2012
Singh H et al. – Schmorl’s node (SN) is a common entity characterized by protrusion of intervertebral disc material through a break in the subchondral end plate of a vertebral body. They can show increased 99mTC methylene diphosphonate uptake on bone scintigraphy mimicking metastasis and can be symptomatic. Differentiation of SN from metastasis is essential for appropriate patient management.