The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 8, Issue 11, pp 908–915 | Cite as

Isotopic splenoportography: A continued appraisal

  • Jerold P. Green
  • Seymour I. Schwartz
Article

Summary

1. The isotopic splenoportogram is presented as a simple, accurate method for the emergency differential diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

2. The technic also has been found useful in elective preoperative studies as a measure of the dynamic physiologic function of portal circulation and in evaluating idiopathic splenomegaly and, postoperatively, in evaluating a portal-systemic shunt.

3. Thirty case studies are reviewed as evidence of the usefulness and accuracy of this procedure.

Keywords

Public Health Differential Diagnosis Physiologic Function Gastrointestinal Bleeding Accurate Method 

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© Hoeber Medical Division of Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerold P. Green
    • 1
  • Seymour I. Schwartz
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Division of Radiation Therapy and Radioisotopes, Department of Radiology and Department of SurgeryUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochester

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