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Flare phenomenon in osteosarcoma after complete remission

Herrlin, Kristian; Willen, Helena and Wiebe, Thomas LU (1995) In Journal of Nuclear Medicine 36(8). p.1429-1431
Abstract
A patient undergoing cytostatic therapy for osteosarcoma of the right humerus had bone scans at 2-mo intervals. A skeletal focus of increased radiotracer accumulation occurred and subsequently was confirmed by CT and MRI. A necrotic metastasis was found during biopsy. There were no remaining viable tumor cells. This finding confirms the presence of the flare phenomenon in skeletal metastases in primary malignant bone tumors and that radionuclide imaging may fail to detect intramedullary foci of viable metastases in these tumors.
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remission, flare phenomenon, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, osteosarcoma
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Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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36
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8
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1429 - 1431
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Society of Nuclear Medicine
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0161-5505
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English
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  abstract     = {A patient undergoing cytostatic therapy for osteosarcoma of the right humerus had bone scans at 2-mo intervals. A skeletal focus of increased radiotracer accumulation occurred and subsequently was confirmed by CT and MRI. A necrotic metastasis was found during biopsy. There were no remaining viable tumor cells. This finding confirms the presence of the flare phenomenon in skeletal metastases in primary malignant bone tumors and that radionuclide imaging may fail to detect intramedullary foci of viable metastases in these tumors.},
  author       = {Herrlin, Kristian and Willen, Helena and Wiebe, Thomas},
  issn         = {0161-5505},
  keyword      = {remission,flare phenomenon,computed tomography,magnetic resonance imaging,osteosarcoma},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1429--1431},
  publisher    = {Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  series       = {Journal of Nuclear Medicine},
  title        = {Flare phenomenon in osteosarcoma after complete remission},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {1995},
}