TC-99M-Tetrofosmin Spect Scintigraphy in the Post-Operative Followup of Microvascular Anastomosed Flaps in Facial Reconstruction
The early post-operative evaluation of perfusion and viability of microvascular anastomosed flaps is most important. We analyzed Tc-99m-tetrofosmin scintigraphy for that purpose in 15 patients during their immediate post-operative period. Early, localized muscular necrosis was seen on the SPECT studies in 5/15 cases, on the planar images in 4/15 cases. Absence of perfusion was seen in 2 cases. We consider Tc-99m-tetrofosmin scintigraphy as a sensitive diagnostic tool for the early detection of inadequate implantation and viability of the microvascular anastomosed flaps. It was more sensitive and accurate than the early clinical investigation.
KeywordsGastric Emptying Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Functional Dyspepsia Soft Tissue Component Sensitive Diagnostic Tool
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