European Journal of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 6, Issue 8, pp 355–359 | Cite as

131I rose bengal: Its use in the evaluation of infantile jaundice

  • J. Yvart
  • F. Moati
  • F. Alvarez
  • M. Odievre
  • A. Desgrez
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Abstract

One-hundred ten 131I-rose bengal studies (RBI) were performed in infants suspected of having biliary atresia. Fecal RBI excretion of less than 10% was observed in 72 of 73 cases of extrahepatic biliary atresia, but also in 10 of 37 cases of intrahepatic cholestasis of various origins.

One-hundred twenty-two RBI tests were performed in children operated on for extrahepatic biliary atresia and 71 tests were performed between postsurgical weeks 3 and 8, and 51 tests were done later.

Prognostically, early tests show that fecal RBI excretion of more than 15% was observed in 2 of 34 cases who were later completely jaundice-free and in only 1 of 37 cases where no bile flow restoration occurred.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Yvart
    • 1
  • F. Moati
    • 1
  • F. Alvarez
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Odievre
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Desgrez
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Médecine NucléaireC.H.U. BicêtreKremlin BicêtreFrance
  2. 2.Unité de Recherche d'Hépatologie InfantileINSERM U56Kremlin BicêtreFrance
  3. 3.Clinique de PédiatrieC.H.U. BicêtreKremlin BicêtreFrance

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