A possible cause of misinterpretation on radionuclide imaging: Chilaiditi's syndrome


KIRATLI P. O. , Erbas B.

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE MEDICINA NUCLEAR, cilt.26, sa.1, ss.46-49, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0212-6982(07)75280-1
  • Dergi Adı: REVISTA ESPANOLA DE MEDICINA NUCLEAR
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.46-49

Özet

The authors of this work present two patients, diagnosed with lymphoma and prostate cancer, referred to nuclear medicine department for a gallium-67 scan and a bone scan, respectively. The abnormal accumulation of the radioactivity gave rise suspicion for possible other pathologies. Successive computed tomographic imaging revealed that the patients had had Chilaiditi's syndrome. The authors present these cases to draw attention for the possibility of misinterpretation of the scans due to distribution of radioactivity in this syndrome.