Asymmetric lower extremity muscle activity on a gallium scan

Peeyush Bhargava, Martin Charron, David Beauchemin

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A 17-year-old girl with a history of Hodgkin disease showed increased gallium accumulation in the region of the right hip and reduced uptake in the muscles of the right lower extremity. Increased gallium accumulation in the right hip was attributed to avascular necrosis and the reduced gallium activity was attributed to disuse atrophy of the right lower extremity secondary to avascular necrosis (confirmed on the CT scan).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-368
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Avascular necrosis
  • Disuse atrophy
  • Gallium scan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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