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European Journal of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 12, Issue 7, pp 357–358 | Cite as

Diagnosis of splenosis: The advantages of splenic scintiscanning with Tc 99m heat-damaged red blood cells

  • A. C. Bidet
  • G. Dreyfus-Schmidt
  • J. Mas
  • J. Combe
  • P. Milleret
  • R. Bidet
Case Reports

Abstract

We present one case of peritoneal splenosis, which was not confirmed by the splenic scintiscan with 99mTc-sulphur colloid, but whose diagnosis, carried out during a second scintiscan with 99mTc-heat-damaged RBC, was confirmed by laparotomy and histology. This case confirms that, for the diagnosis of splenosis, heat-damaged RBC scintigraphy must be used rather than either sulphur colloid scintigraphy or computed-tomography.

Key words

Splenois Splenic scintiscanning Heat-damaged red blood cells 

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Bidet
    • 1
  • G. Dreyfus-Schmidt
    • 2
  • J. Mas
    • 1
  • J. Combe
    • 2
  • P. Milleret
    • 2
  • R. Bidet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biophysique et Médecine NucléaireBesanconFrance
  2. 2.Clmique chirurgicaleCHUBesanconFrance

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