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Nuclear medicine evaluation of focal fatty infiltration of the liver.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3524947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Focal fatty infiltration of the liver (FFIL) occasionally may be mistaken as metastatic disease, primary liver malignancy, or other space-occupying lesions on CT or ultrasound studies, especially if there is significant mass effect. In these confusing cases, Xe-133 liver imaging has been advocated for confirmation of FFIL, since such studies have been reported to be sensitive and specific. The authors present results of four Xe-133 and four Tc-99m sulfur colloid scans in six patients with FFIL. Xe-133 imaging was found useful for diagnostic confirmation in only one patient and was misleading in the other three. Routine liver-spleen imaging was a more reliable method of confirmation, since no focal defects were found in any of the patients.
M K Baker; D S Schauwecker; J C Wenker; K K Kopecky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0363-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  503-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fatty Liver / diagnosis,  radionuclide imaging*
Liver / radionuclide imaging
Spleen / radionuclide imaging
Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid / diagnostic use*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Xenon Radioisotopes / diagnostic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid; 0/Xenon Radioisotopes

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