AZAM ANSARI, M.D., F.A.C.P.; VIRGIL P. LUNDQUIST, M.D.; MANOUCHEHR AZAD, M.D.
To the editor: The recent review of bone scintiscanning by Lentle and associates in this journal (1) fails to mention its value in the diagnosis and management of malignant lymphoma.
Solitary primary malignant lymphoma involving the vertebral column is rare, but solitary destructive bony lesions of the vertebral column are not uncommon. Clinical and radiologic differential diagnoses are many and can be complex. Bone scanning can be helpful, particularly if features other than just decreased or increased uptake are noted. The following case demonstrates this point.
A 70-year-old man complained of sudden onset of severe back pain progressing rapidly to
ANSARI A, LUNDQUIST VP, AZAD M. Bone Scintiscan and Malignant Lymphoma. Ann Intern Med. ;85:684–685. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-5-684
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