N Aksoy, I Peksoy, A Borazan, M Cabuk, A Savranlar, H Özdemir, D Yörük
perisplenic fluid collection, peritoneal dialysis, renal scintigraphy
N Aksoy, I Peksoy, A Borazan, M Cabuk, A Savranlar, H Özdemir, D Yörük. Hypoactive Area Detected During Tc-99m DTPA Renal Scintigraphy: An Unusual Appearance. The Internet Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2004 Volume 2 Number 1.
Tc 99m DTPA renal scintigraphy was applied for the evaluation of renal function of a 45 years old man who had been diagnosed to have end stage renal failure and was treated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Renal scintigraphy revealed findings of chronic renal failure. Furthermore, absence of radiotracer uptake area was observed on the lateral side of the spleen. No pathological invention was determined on this area but liquid collection was observed in both abdominal ultrasonographic examinations. This appearance seemed to belong to collection of dialysate fluid given during peritoneal dialysis.
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