Malignant pleural effusion and Tc-99m MDP accumulation

L. Lamki, P. Cohen, A. Driedger

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Two case reports of malignant pleural effusion from breast carcinoma, with scans showing a striking accumulation of Tc-99m MDP, are presented. The Tc-99m MDP was in the pleural fluid and not in the pleura as demonstrated by shift with gravity. Possible mechanisms of malignant effusion accumulation of Tc-99m MDP are suggested. The scant literature on the subject is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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