The authors present a patient with Fanconi syndrome who demonstrate poor renal uptake of Tc-99m DMSA and high urinary concentration of the tracer. Tc- 99m DTPA imaging was normal and the creatinine clearance was only minimally decreased. These findings suggest that Tc-99m DMSA may be accumulated in the kidney by glomerular filtration and subsequent tubular reabsorption. A Tc- 99m MDP bone scan showed faint renal uptake, as well as diffuse high skeletal uptake, particularly in the spine, demonstrating that the metabolic bone disease associated with Fanconi syndrome can be one of the causes of poor renal visualization on a bone scan.
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging