Super scan in a patient with diffuse bone metastases from intracranial glioma

Takayoshi Shinya, Shiro Akaki, Takeshi Ogata, Shuhei Sato, Susumu Kanazawa

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Tc-99m MDP bone scan is widely used to survey bone metastases. Diffuse bone metastases from malignant tumors, such as prostate or breast carcinomas, frequently exhibit increased radioactivity on MDP bone scans, so-called super scan. Primary intracranial gliomas rarely metastasize to extracranial sites, and involvement of bone by them is uncommon. We present the case of a 45-year-old man with a super scan who had initially undergone caraniotomy for anaplastic ependymoma 16 years previously. Bone metastasis from primary intracranial glioma was pathologically confirmed by bone biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-483
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone metastasis
  • Extracranial metastasis
  • Glioma
  • Super scan
  • Tc-99m diphosphonate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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