Increased fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in a calf opposite to a leg with osteosarcoma after operation

Hirofumi Fujii, Seiei Yasuda, Michiru Ide, Wakoh Takahashi, Yukihito Mochizuki, Akira Shohtsu, Tadaki Nakahara, Atsushi Kubo

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A 19-year-old man with osteosarcoma in the left tibia underwent resection of the primary tumor and partial transplantation of the right fibula to the defect of the left tibia. Although his postoperative course was good, he gradually came to feel fatigue and pain in his right lower leg when he walked. One year later, he underwent fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). No visible accumulation was noted in the surgically treated left lower leg. But F-18 FDG showed marked accumulation in the right calf muscles. This paradoxical FDG accumulation would explain the easy fatigability and the muscular pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-561
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jul 10



  • Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Positron Emission Tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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