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Figure 16 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Figure 16

From: A musculoskeletal model of low grade connective tissue inflammation in patients with thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO): the WOMED concept of lateral tension and its general implications in disease

Figure 16

Metabolic imaging using 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) showing metabolic activity in the lateral abdomen (dark areas). These areas are located around the Dai mai point which has been evaluated in our study. The accompanying CT images shows a clear deviation of the body axis at the level of the trunk. The images are reproduced with kind permission of the Society of Nuclear Medicine [166].

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