Sinus Tarsi Syndrome: Diagnosed on 99m-Tc MDP Bone SPECT/CT

Mahato, Abhishek and Mukherjee, Partha and Jha, Deepak and Pandit, A G and M, Vigneshwaran (2020) Sinus Tarsi Syndrome: Diagnosed on 99m-Tc MDP Bone SPECT/CT. Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, 8 (2). pp. 153-156.

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Sinus Tarsi Syndrome is a cause of chronic ankle instability and pain. MRI of the ankle has been the modality of choice for diagnosing the condition. However, SPECT-CT offers an alternate modality for diagnosing and evaluation of the condition. We present the case of a footballer who was suffering from chronic right leg pain despite receiving physiotherapy. He was being managed as a case of a chronic ankle sprain. Meanwhile, he was referred to the department as radiology for MRI of the ankle could not be performed as the patient felt claustrophobic. The patient subsequently underwent a 99mTc-MDP Bone scan. He was diagnosed to be suffering from sinus tarsi syndrome as it showed a characteristic pattern noted on 99mTc-MDP Bone scintigraphy. This case report reveals the potential of SPECT-CT as an alternative in the evaluation of chronic ankle sprain to MRI in segment of cases where MRI is not performed due to various reasons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sinus Tarsi Syndrome,Ankle sprain,99mTc-MDP,SPECT-CT,Bone scan
Subjects: WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
Divisions: Journals > Asia Oceania J Nuclear Medicine & Biology
Depositing User: AOJNMB AOJNMB
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2020 08:53
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 08:53

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