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The complementary role of hepatobiliary scintigraphy and abdominal sonography in a patient with a hepatic cyst and suspected acute cholecystitis.
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PMID:  8403698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 51-year-old woman was admitted with suspected acute cholecystitis. A large hepatic cyst was found incidentally by abdominal sonography, which displaced an "abnormal" gallbladder. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy visualized the gallbladder and excluded acute cholecystitis, but required the anatomic information from sonography to verify the abnormal location of the gallbladder. Additionally, scintigraphy showed the cyst not to communicate with the biliary tract. Pathologic findings revealed mild chronic cholecystitis and a simple mesothelial hepatic cyst. This case illustrates the complementary role of hepatobiliary scintigraphy and abdominal sonography in patients with distorted hepatobiliary anatomy and suspected acute cholecystitis.
I J Dunn; E Even-Sapir; D C Barnes; S Iles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0363-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-10     Completed Date:  1993-11-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  668-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Victoria General Hospital, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cholecystitis / complications,  radionuclide imaging*,  ultrasonography*
Chronic Disease
Cysts / complications,  radionuclide imaging*,  ultrasonography*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Liver Diseases / complications,  radionuclide imaging*,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged

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