A previously healthy 8-year-old girl underwent MDP bone scintigraphy to evaluate possible spondylolysis due to worsening back pain. Unexpectedly, the bone scan images revealed intense activity in several thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, which was not consistent with spondylolysis. Further examinations proved that the patient had acute lymphocytic leukemia.
- acute lymphocytic leukemia
- back pain
- bone scintigraphy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging