Meckel's diverticulum. Vagaries of technetium scanning

F. R. Smith, O. J. Rheingold, R. Kanner, A. I. Rogers

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A case of a Meckel's diverticulum is described in a young man presenting with abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding. Methods of arriving at the diagnosis preoperatively are reviewed. A false-negative as well as a true-positive small bowel series and technetium scan were obtained in this case. The factors influencing technetium uptake by a Meckel's diverticulum are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-659
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979
Externally publishedYes


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  • Gastroenterology

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Smith, F. R., Rheingold, O. J., Kanner, R., & Rogers, A. I. (1979). Meckel's diverticulum. Vagaries of technetium scanning. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 72(6), 655-659.