Radiation Medicine

, Volume 26, Issue 8, pp 508–511 | Cite as

Lymphoscintigraphy using technetium-99m HSA-DTPA with SPECT/CT in chylothorax after childbirth

  • Mitsuhiro Momose
  • Satoshi Kawakami
  • Tomonobu Koizumi
  • Kazuo Yoshida
  • Shintaro Kanda
  • Ryoichi Kondo
  • Masumi Kadoya
Case Report

Abstract

Technetium-99m human serum albumindiethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (HSA-DTPA) lymphoscintigraphy with single photon emission computed tomography combined with integrated low-dose computed tomography (SPECT/CT) is useful for evaluating chylothorax. We report a case of chylothorax that occurred 2 months after childbirth in a 24-year-old woman. Lymphoscintigraphy with SPECT/CT showed abnormal tracer accumulation in the right plural effusion, and chylothorax was diagnosed. Collateral branches of the thoracic duct were found to be ruptured during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery performed for ligation.

Key words

Chylothorax Lymphoscintigraphy Tc-99m human serum albumin-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid SPECT/CT Childbirth 

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© Japan Radiological Society 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitsuhiro Momose
    • 1
  • Satoshi Kawakami
    • 1
  • Tomonobu Koizumi
    • 2
  • Kazuo Yoshida
    • 3
  • Shintaro Kanda
    • 2
  • Ryoichi Kondo
    • 3
  • Masumi Kadoya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan
  2. 2.First Department of Internal MedicineShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan
  3. 3.Second Department of SurgeryShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan

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