Radiation Medicine

, Volume 26, Issue 8, pp 508–511

Lymphoscintigraphy using technetium-99m HSA-DTPA with SPECT/CT in chylothorax after childbirth

Authors

    • Department of RadiologyShinshu University School of Medicine
  • Satoshi Kawakami
    • Department of RadiologyShinshu University School of Medicine
  • Tomonobu Koizumi
    • First Department of Internal MedicineShinshu University School of Medicine
  • Kazuo Yoshida
    • Second Department of SurgeryShinshu University School of Medicine
  • Shintaro Kanda
    • First Department of Internal MedicineShinshu University School of Medicine
  • Ryoichi Kondo
    • Second Department of SurgeryShinshu University School of Medicine
  • Masumi Kadoya
    • Department of RadiologyShinshu University School of Medicine
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11604-008-0265-4

Cite this article as:
Momose, M., Kawakami, S., Koizumi, T. et al. Radiat Med (2008) 26: 508. doi:10.1007/s11604-008-0265-4

Abstract

Technetium-99m human serum albumindiethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (HSA-DTPA) lymphoscintigraphy with single photon emission computed tomography combined with integrated low-dose computed tomography (SPECT/CT) is useful for evaluating chylothorax. We report a case of chylothorax that occurred 2 months after childbirth in a 24-year-old woman. Lymphoscintigraphy with SPECT/CT showed abnormal tracer accumulation in the right plural effusion, and chylothorax was diagnosed. Collateral branches of the thoracic duct were found to be ruptured during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery performed for ligation.

Key words

ChylothoraxLymphoscintigraphyTc-99m human serum albumin-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acidSPECT/CTChildbirth

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© Japan Radiological Society 2008