Tc-99m MDP Uptake Secondary to Soft Tissue Extravasation of Calcium Gluconate in a Newborn Thought to Have Osteomyelitis

Pilar Orellana, Claudia Velasquez, Luis Meneses, Alberto Urioste, Juan Eduardo Carreño, Cristian J. García, Felix Sabroso, Pablo Cruces

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Abstract

A 23-day-old girl was treated with intravenous calcium gluconate while being evaluated for persistent fever, soft tissue swelling, and erythema of the dorsal aspect of the right hand. A blood culture was positive, and osteomyelitis was considered likely. Plain radiographs revealed dense radiopaque material in the soft tissues, consistent with calcification. Ultrasonography showed echogenic areas and acoustic shadowing. Three-phase bone scintigraphy performed 1 week later showed normal perfusion and increased extraosseous uptake in the dorsum of the right hand on delayed images. No evidence of osteomyelitis was found during follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

Keywords

  • Calcium Gluconate
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Neonate
  • Osteomyelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Medicine(all)

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