The distal femoral defect: technetium-99m pyrophosphate bone scan results.

  title={The distal femoral defect: technetium-99m pyrophosphate bone scan results.},
  author={Patricia E. Burrows and Iulia Greenberg and Martin H. Reed},
  journal={Journal of the Canadian Association of Radiologists},
  volume={33 2},
To determine the scintigraphic findings in children with distal femoral defects (or subperiosteal desmoids) the authors retrospectively examined 94 sets of radiographs and technetium-99m pyrophosphate bone scans of 54 children. Twenty-four examples of distal femoral defects were identified in 19 children. Only two children demonstrate focally increased uptake of radionuclide in the distal femur. The positive bone scan was caused by osteomyelitis in one of these patients and by metastatic… CONTINUE READING


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