Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 335–338

Discordant splenic uptake of Tc-99m colloid and Tc-99m denatured RBC in candidiasis-endocrinopathy syndrome

Authors

  • Tamio Aburano
    • Department of RadiologyAsahikawa Medical College
  • Ryuji Katada
    • Department of RadiologyAsahikawa Medical College
  • Noriyuki Shuke
    • Department of RadiologyAsahikawa Medical College
  • Wakako Yamamoto
    • Department of RadiologyAsahikawa Medical College
  • Takako Kawakami
    • Second Department of Internal MedicineAsahikawa Medical College Hospital
  • Isao Makino
    • Second Department of Internal MedicineAsahikawa Medical College Hospital
  • Junichi Sato
    • Radiological ServiceAsahikawa Medical College Hospital
  • Yukio Ishikawa
    • Radiological ServiceAsahikawa Medical College Hospital
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF03165303

Cite this article as:
Aburano, T., Katada, R., Shuke, N. et al. Ann Nucl Med (1997) 11: 335. doi:10.1007/BF03165303

Abstract

We report discordant splenic uptake of Tc-99m colloid and Tc-99m heat-denatured red blood cells (RBC) which occurred in a 21-year-old female with candidiasis-endocrinopathy syndrome. Tc-99m colloid liver-spleen imaging showed no splenic uptake, suggesting the presence of functional asplenia. A subsequent Tc-99m heat-denatured RBC study clearly revealed a small spleen with preserved sequestrating function. These results may demonstrate that the qualitative dissociation of splenic functions in processing colloid and denatured RBC in functional asplenia: the sequestration function remains while the reticuloendothelial system is impaired.

Key words

Tc-99m colloidTc-99m denatured RBC imagingfunctional aspleniacandidiasis-endocrinopathy syndrome

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© Springer-Verlag 1997