Detection of impending pericardial tamponade during skeletal imaging

C. M. Engeler, R. P. Ducret, V. Ulstad, M. Mahan, C. C. Kuni, R. J. Boudreau

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Bone imaging using Tc-99m MDP was performed on a 68-year-old man with a newly diagnosed adenocarcinoma of the lung. The image unexpectedly showed increased activity in the heart area. Emergent echocardiography demonstrated impending pericardial tamponade. A malignant pericardial effusion was verified by pericardiocentesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1989


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