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Yossi S.,luniversite Nantes Angers Le Mans | Yossi S.,Institute Of Cancerologie Of Louest Paul Papin | Sayegh J.,luniversite Nantes Angers Le Mans | Sayegh J.,Angers University Hospital Center | And 6 more authors.
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Odontoid process is an atypical and very rare localization of osteomyelitis. We reported the case of a 72-year-old hemodialysed man with methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis of the odontoid process. Osteomyelitis was diagnosed at MRI and 18F-FDG PET/CT. While clinical examination and conventional radiographs were non contributive, 18F-FDG PET/CT also allowed the diagnosis of right foot osteomylitis and multiple vertebral septic localizations. 18F-FDG PET/CT done at month 3 demonstrated a regression of the odontoid and foot hypermetabolic activity. This case illustrates the atypical presentation of this septic localization and the usefulness of 18F-FDG PET/CT to perform whole body screening and detect septic metastasis. © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. Source

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