Case Report

Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, 23:813

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Utility of SPECT/CT with Meckel’s scintigraphy

  • Jonathan R. DillmanAffiliated withSection of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System
  • , Ka Kit WongAffiliated withDivision of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System Email author 
  • , Richard K. J. BrownAffiliated withDivision of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System
  • , Kirk A. FreyAffiliated withDivision of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System
  • , Peter J. StrouseAffiliated withSection of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System

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Abstract

Meckel’s diverticulum is a relatively common source of gastrointestinal tract morbidity in children. Individuals may present with symptoms of lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding, bowel obstruction or diverticulitis. Technetium-99 m pertechnetate scintigraphy is used to demonstrate those Meckel’s diverticula that contain heterotopic gastric mucosa. We present a case of an adolescent male patient with rectal bleeding and suspected Meckel’s diverticulum where the use of SPECT/CT fusion imaging provided valuable diagnostic information and prevented a false-negative study.

Keywords

Meckel’s diverticulum Tc-99 m pertechnetate scintigraphy SPECT/CT