Detection of ectopic gastric mucosa in Meckel's diverticulum and in other aberrations by scintigraphy. II. Indications and methods: A 10-year experience

G. N. Sfakianakis, J. J. Conway

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Abstract

Ten years' experience with pertechnetate (Tc-99m) abdominal scintigraphy has shown that the method is specifically indicated for the diagnosis and location of ectopic gastric mucosa in a Meckel's diverticulum, in enteric or gastric duplications and cysts, and in Barrett's esophagus. Careful patient preparation is essential, and sequential gamma camera imaging for 1 hr in the anterior projection is advisable, with complementary lateral, upright, and postvoiding views. Nonspecific accumulations of the tracer within tumors, intestinal obstructions, arteriovenous malformations, and the urinary tract can be recognized with the help of the clinical history and can be investigated by other tests. This approach has raised the accuracy of the method above 90%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-738
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume22
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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