Osteopoikilosis: a major diagnostic problem solved by bone scintigraphy

TUNCEL M., Caner B.

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE MEDICINA NUCLEAR E IMAGEN MOLECULAR, vol.31, no.2, pp.93-96, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Osteopoikilosis (OPK) is a rare disease with an unknown etiology. Although a benign condition, it may lead to diagnostic problems when the patient undergoes diagnostic imaging of the skeletal system due to various reasons like malignancy. Herein, we report 2 cases with OPK causing difficulties in the final diagnosis of the cases which was resolved with the contribution of bone scintigraphy and clinical follow-up. (C) 2011 Elsevier Espana, S.L. and SEMNIM. All rights reserved.