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The value of radionuclide splenic scanning in the evaluation of asplenia in patients with heterotaxy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8008489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Splenic anomalies frequently accompany conotruncal and atrioventricular septal malformations. Asplenia is a major factor in the mortality of newborns with the heterotaxy syndrome, requiring an early and accurate diagnosis. We evaluated the splenic status of five consecutive patients with heterotaxy syndrome by radionuclide splenic scanning with 99mTc-labelled and denatured red blood cells (RBCs) and by real-time abdominal ultrasonography. Examination and comparison of the findings using these diagnostic methods suggest that the former has some diagnostic pitfalls which arise from the symmetrical location of the liver in the abdomen. This leads to difficulty in the interpretation of overlapping signals from the blood pool of the liver and from the spleen.
M Bakir; A Bilgic; M Ozmen; M Cağlar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-15     Completed Date:  1994-07-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / radiography*,  ultrasonography
Child, Preschool
Heart Defects, Congenital*
Liver / abnormalities,  radiography
Reproducibility of Results
Spleen / abnormalities*,  radionuclide imaging*,  ultrasonography

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