Peritoneoscintigraphy using Tc-99m MAA for diagnosis of diaphragmatic disruptions in trauma patients

Fernando Cesani, Jeffery A. Zuckermann, Vijay B. Patange, Elma G. Briscoe

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Abstract

The diagnosis of diaphragmatic disruptions secondary to blunt trauma is difficult because the patients are usually asymptomatic. Delay in recognition of this injury can be life threatening. The presence of previous pulmonary pathology makes the diagnosis even more difficult to establish. In this report, a diaphragmatic tear was diagnosed using intraperitoneal instillation of Tc-99m MAA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-292
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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