Sestamibi uptake in brown tumor simulating a lung mass

I. Ginsberg, A. Federman, H. Kim, L. M. Freeman

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A 28-year-old man with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism and on hemodialysis for 11 years underwent a Tc-99m sestamibi study for preoperative localization of hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands. Laboratory data included a serum calcium of 10.8 mg/100 mL and a parathormone level of 1722 pg/mL. There were no palpable neck masses. In addition to bilateral localization of hyperplastic parathyroid glands, the scintigram showed an intense focus of uptake in the left hemithorax, suggesting a lung mass. Radiographic correlation revealed the MIBI uptake to be in a large expansile lytic lesion of the second rib consistent with a brown tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)798-799
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1997


  • Brown Tumor
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Sestamibi Neck Imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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