Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, 6:199 | Cite as

The value of99mTc-DTPA renal scintigraphy in the evaluation of post-traumatic abdominal fluid collection

  • Binnur Karayalcin
  • Umit Karayalcin
  • Firat Gungor
  • Sait Aslan
  • Akin Yildiz
Case Report


A patient with a post-traumatic retroperitoneal urinoma is presented. On admission, there was a clinical suspicion of retroperitoneal hematoma and ultrasonography (US) was performed which showed a hypoechoic fluid collection suggesting retroperitoneal hematoma. In order to determine the nature of the fluid, radionuclide angiography and renal scan were performed successively with99mTc-DTPA. Demonstration of urinary leakage into the mass in the delayed renal scintigraphic images suggested a urinoma. At laparotomy, total transection of the left ureter in the uretero-pelvic region was found and the diagnosis of urinoma was confirmed.

Key words

post-traumatic abdominal fluid collections 99mTc-DTPA renal scintigraphy ultrasonography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Binnur Karayalcin
    • 1
  • Umit Karayalcin
    • 2
  • Firat Gungor
    • 1
  • Sait Aslan
    • 1
  • Akin Yildiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineMedical School of Akdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey
  2. 2.Internal MedicineMedical School of Akdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey

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