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Gallium-67 scintigraphy as an aid in the detection of spinal epidural abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7982305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gadolinium-enhanced MRI is considered the study of choice for diagnosing spinal epidural abscess (SEA). Most of such cases, however, are not suspected initially, and thus do not benefit from the procedure. A case of SEA is described in which positive Ga-67 scintigraphy shortly before onset of lower extremity dysfunction was instrumental in obtaining an emergency gadolinium-enhanced MRI and establishing the diagnosis.
M Klein; C S Ahn; D E Drum; D E Tow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0363-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-05     Completed Date:  1995-01-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  761-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nuclear Medicine Service, VA Medical Center, West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / radionuclide imaging*
Contrast Media
Diagnosis, Differential
Epidural Space
Gadolinium / diagnostic use
Gallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / radionuclide imaging
Spinal Diseases / microbiology*,  radionuclide imaging*
Streptococcal Infections / radionuclide imaging*
Streptococcus agalactiae* / isolation & purification
Thoracic Vertebrae / radionuclide imaging
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 0/Gallium Radioisotopes; 7440-54-2/Gadolinium

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