Tc-99m MDP and Ga-67 scintigraphy in gangrenous muscle

Y. H. Loh, J. S. Magnussen, K. C. Allman, H. Van Der Wall*

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Abstract

A 64-year-old man recently underwent a right above-knee amputation for a gangrenous limb. Although the patient was given broad-spectrum antibiotics, he continued to have high fevers. A bone scan was initially performed to investigate the possible site of infection. An unexpected increase in soft- tissue uptake was seen in the proximal left calf. A striking distal-photon- deficient area was also noted. The results of a subsequent Ga-67 scan showed an increase in soft-tissue uptake in the proximal left calf with a distal area of decreased tracer accumulation. At surgery, the gastrocnemius-soleus complex was found to be gangrenous with a large distal area of nonviable tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-800
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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