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European Journal of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 16, Issue 4–6, pp 307–309 | Cite as

Indium 111 leucocyte scintigraphy in abdominal sepsis Do the results affect management?

  • A. A. Baba
  • J. H. McKillop
  • G. F. Cuthbert
  • W. Neilson
  • H. W. Gray
  • J. R. Anderson
Original article

Abstract

We have studied the clinical utility of indium 111 autologous leucocyte scintigraphy retrospectively in 45 patients presenting with suspected intra-abdominal sepsis. The sensitivity was 95% (21/22) and the specificity was 91% (21/23). Some 34 of the studies (17 positive and 17 negative) were considered helpful in furthering patient management (76%) and 8, unhelpful (18%). In 3, the study results were misleading and led to inappropriate treatment. Indium 111 scintigraphy, whether positive or negative, provides information in patients with suspected Intra-abdominal sepsis upon which therapeutic decisions can be based.

Key words

Indium 111 leucocyte scintigraphy Intraabdominal abscess 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Baba
    • 1
  • J. H. McKillop
    • 1
  • G. F. Cuthbert
    • 3
  • W. Neilson
    • 3
  • H. W. Gray
    • 1
  • J. R. Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineRoyal InfirmaryUK
  2. 2.University Department of SurgeryRoyal InfirmaryUK
  3. 3.West of Scotland Health Boards Department of Clinical Physics and Bio-engineeringGlasgowUK

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