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Suprapatellar bursitis presenting as unilateral “Hot” patella sign on 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate skeletal scintigraphy

 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India

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Vankadari Kousik,
Head of Department, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Senunderabad - 500 003, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.wjnm_148_20

“Hot” patella sign is a less commonly seen finding in bone scintigraphy defined as increased tracer activity in the patella greater than the ipsilateral distal femur and ipsilateral proximal tibia. We present a case of suprapatellar knee bursitis manifesting as unilateral “hot” patella sign on three-phase 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate bone scintigraphy. This case portrays the image findings of suprapatellar bursitis on three-phase bone scintigraphy.

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