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Serendipity in scintigraphic gastrointestinal bleeding studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6605831     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective review of 80 scintigraphic bleeding studies performed with Tc-99m sulfur colloid or Tc-99m labeled red blood cells showed five cases where there were abnormal findings not related to bleeding. In some cases, the abnormalities were initially confused with bleeding or could obscure an area of bleeding, while in other cases, the abnormalities represented additional clinical information. These included bone marrow replacement related to tumor and radiation therapy, hyperemia related to a uterine leiomyoma and a diverticular abscess, and a dilated abdominal aorta (aneurysm). Recognition of such abnormalities should prevent an erroneous diagnosis and the additional information may be of clinical value.
T G Goergen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0363-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-07     Completed Date:  1984-01-07     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:  396-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / radionuclide imaging*
Middle Aged
Sulfur / diagnostic use
Technetium / diagnostic use
Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid; 7440-26-8/Technetium; 7704-34-9/Sulfur

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