Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, 17:601 | Cite as

The usefulness of99mTc-hexamethylpropyleneamineoxime white blood cell scintigraphy in a patient with eosinophilic gastroenteritis

  • Erika Imai
  • Tatsuro Kaminaga
  • Kazuo Kawasugi
  • Tokuzo Yokokawa
  • Shigeru Furui
Case Report


White blood cell (WBC)99mTc-hexamethylpropyleneamineoxime (HMPAO) scintigraphy was performed in a patient with eosinophilic gastroenteritis. WBC accumulation was detected in the terminal ileum to descending colon, and pathological studies demonstrated eosinophilic infiltration at the same region.99mTc-HMPAO-WBC scintigraphy was proved to be a useful tool for the detection of eosinophilic infiltration in eosinophilic gastroenteritis.

Key words

eosinophilic gastroenteritis 99mTc-hexamethylpropyleneamineoxime (HMPAO) WBC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika Imai
    • 1
  • Tatsuro Kaminaga
    • 1
  • Kazuo Kawasugi
    • 1
  • Tokuzo Yokokawa
    • 1
  • Shigeru Furui
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology/MedicineTeikyo University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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