Diagnosis of Vascular Graft Infection by 99mTc-HMPAO-Labeled Leukocyte Scan

  • E. Prats
  • J. Banzo
  • M. D. Abós
  • F. García
  • M. Delgado
  • T. Escalera
  • T. García Miralles
  • R. Gastón
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 262)

Abstract

Prosthetic vascular graft infection is one of the most serious and potencially catastrophic complications in vascular surgery. The symptons are usually nonspecific, and the diagnosis of sinthetic vascular graft infection is difficult by conventional radiographic methods.

The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of 99mTc-HMPAO-labeled leukocyte scan in the diagnosis of prosthetic vascular graft infection.

Keywords

Migration Pseudomona Gallium Staphylococcus allO 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Prats
    • 1
  • J. Banzo
    • 1
  • M. D. Abós
    • 1
  • F. García
    • 1
  • M. Delgado
    • 1
  • T. Escalera
    • 1
  • T. García Miralles
    • 1
  • R. Gastón
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentUniversity HospitalZaragozaSpain

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