Potential use of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT to visualise hypermetabolism related to muscle ache in sufferers with grownup spinal deformity: a case report.
Skeletal Radiol. 2016 Nov;45(11):1577-81
Authors: Taniguchi Y, Takahashi M, Matsudaira Ok, Oka H, Momose T
Sufferers with grownup spinal deformity (ASD) are surgically handled for ache reduction; nevertheless, visualization of the precise origin of the ache with imaging modalities continues to be difficult. We report the primary case of a 60-year-old feminine affected person who introduced with painful degenerative kyphoscoliosis and was evaluated with flourine-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) preoperatively. As a result of her low again ache was immune to conservative remedy, she was handled with posterior spinal correction and fusion surgical procedure from Th2 to the ilium. One yr after the surgical procedure, her low again ache had disappeared utterly. In accordance along with her scientific course, (18)F-FDG-PET imaging revealed the uptake of (18)F-FDG within the paravertebral muscle tissues preoperatively and confirmed the whole absence of uptake at 1 yr after surgical procedure. The uptake web site coincided with the convex a part of every curve of the lumbar backbone and was considered the results of the elevated exercise of paravertebral muscle tissues as a result of their power stretched state within the kyphotic posture. This case report suggests the potential for utilizing (18)F-FDG-PET/CT to visualise elevated exercise in paravertebral muscle tissues and the following ache in ASD sufferers.
PMID: 27562570 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]