Reperfusion Injury to Skeletal Muscle on Bone Scan

KULA M. , Karacavus S. , DENİZ K. , DEMİR H.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.34, no.12, pp.909-910, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e3181bed15a
  • Page Numbers: pp.909-910


We report the bone scan appearance of reperfusion injury involving the muscle groups of the lower extremities in a patient after undergoing thromboembolectomy of the bilaterally femoral artery. The patient was referred to our department with a history of colon adenocarcinoma and widespread bone pain. Bone scan demonstrated extraosseous accumulation of technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate in the muscle groups of the lower extremities, predominantly in the right extremity. Pathologic examination of the gastrocnemius muscle was suggestive of reperfusion injury and atrophic changes. There was no finding of rhabdomyolysis.