SCINTIGRAPHIC DETECTION OF SPLENOSIS - SUPERIORITY OF TOMOGRAPHIC SELECTIVE SPLEEN SCINTIGRAPHY


GUNES I., YILMAZLAR T., SARIKAYA I., AKBUNAR T. , IRGIL C.

CLINICAL RADIOLOGY, vol.49, no.2, pp.115-117, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0009-9260(05)83452-x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-117

Abstract

We used Scintigraphy with sulphur colloid and heat-damaged red cells to detect splenosis after splenectomy in 19 patients 7 to 69 months after injury. We compared planar and tomographic selective spleen scintigraphy using heat-damaged red cells with subtracted planar colloid scintigraphy, and showed that the most sensitive method was tomographic selective splenic scintigraphy. The incidence of splenosis was 58% with this method, the other techniques detecting abnormalities in 21% and 26% of the patients.