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Displaced Kidney Simulating a Pelvic Mass on Bone Scintigraphy

Author(s): Muhammad Shah, Raphaella Da Silva, Hong Ma, Changping Jia, and Leonard M. Freeman

Pelvic kidney is a common renal ectopy and can present a diagnostic challenge on bone scintigraphay. We present a case of a 48 year old female with breast cancer who was found to have an intense focus of MDP uptake anterior to the lower lumbar spine on planar bone scintigraphy. An abdominal CT later demonstrated that a large liver cyst is displacing the kidney infero-medially into the pelvis.

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