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Tc-99m Exametazime (HMPAO)-Labeled Leukocyte Scintigraphy in Premature Infants: Detection and Localization of Necrotic Enterocolitis and Osteomyelitis.
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PMID:  21552012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two cases of successful detection of inflammatory foci using Tc-99m exametazime (HMPAO)-labeled leukocyte scintigraphy in premature infants were reported. Necrotizing enterocolitis was detected in a child with a body weight of 1.6 kg. Scintigraphy confirmed a neonatal osteomyelitis in the distal part of the leg of another patient weighing 2.2 kg. These 2 cases indicate that it is feasible to perform Tc-99m HMPAO-labeled leukocyte scintigraphy even if the blood sample volume is lower than the minimal volumes required by the guidelines for pediatric patients.
Authors:
Pavel Koranda; Jarmila Drymlová; Tomáš Malý; Lumír Kantor; Jaroslav Ptáček; Miroslav Mysliveček
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e35-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, †Surgery I, and ‡Neonatology, University Hospital and Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
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