Tc-99m dextran scintigraphy in the diagnosis of protein losing enteropathy


Kiratli P., Erbas B., Ozen H., Kocak N.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.15, no.2, pp.153-155, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02988607
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-155
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Tc-99m dextran scintigraphy was performed on a 16-year-old male patient with protein losing enteropathy. Abnormal leakage of the radiotracer was observed in the right upper lumbar area that moved over time and excreted in the stool which was suggestive of protein loss. It is concluded that Tc-99m dextran is useful in the detection of protein losing enteropathy which is not detected by extensive radiological and endoscopic examination.