World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 395–401 | Cite as

Radiolabeled autologous leukocyte scanning in abscess detection

  • Nancy L. Ascher
  • Leroy Forstrom
  • Richard L. Simmons


Use of ultrasonography, computed tomography,67gallium scintiscanning, and111indium scintiscanning of labeled autologous leukocytes in the detection of intra-abdominal infection is reviewed.111In scintiscanning in 405 patients demonstrated 152 sites of acute inflammation or septic foci in the abdomen in 138 patients; the calculated specificity was 92% and the overall diagnostic accuracy was approximately 90%. Success with111In scintiscanning has led us to use it routinely as a screening procedure 5 and 10 days postoperatively to detect intraperitoneal sepsis in high risk postoperative patients.


Compute Tomography Diagnostic Accuracy Gallium Acute Inflammation Screening Procedure 
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L’article revoit l’utilisation de l’ultrasonographie, de la tomographie computérisée, des scintigraphies au67Gallium et aux leucocytes autologues marqués à111Indium dans la détection des infections intraabdominales. Sur 405 malades, la scintigraphie à111In a mis en évidence 152 foyers abdominaux d’infection ou d’inflammation aiguë chez 138 patients, avec une spécificité de 92% et un diagnostic exact dans ± 90%. Ces excellents résultats nous ont amené à utiliser le scintigramme à111In en routine 5 et 10 jours après l’opération pour rechercher les infections intrapéritonéales chez les malades à haut risque.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy L. Ascher
    • 1
  • Leroy Forstrom
    • 1
  • Richard L. Simmons
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and Radiology (Nuclear Medicine)University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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