Looking beyond the indication: Bone scan for trauma providing unsuspected initial diagnosis of acute critical lower limb arterial compromise

Academic Article


  • We report a case of rare incidental initial detection of unsuspected arterial supply compromise to the right lower extremity on a bone scan obtained to rule out fracture in a patient with right hip pain after a fall. Follow-up CT angiogram confirmed near-complete occlusion of right lower extremity arteries for which patient underwent above-knee amputation.
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    Author List

  • Manzil FFP; Almodovar SE; Bhambhvani PG
  • Start Page

  • 67
  • End Page

  • 68
  • Volume

  • 46
  • Issue

  • 1