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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685802/hemorrhagic-meckel-s-diverticulum-interest-of-the-digestive-pertechnetate-scintigraphy
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Aida Mhiri, Ihsen Slim, Faouzi Ben Slimène
Meckel's diverticulum is the most prevalent congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract. Clinical symptoms can result in pain, bleeding and perforation caused by peptic ulceration. Among all imaging modalities, Tc-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy is the most sensitive method for Meckel's diverticulum diagnosis, but only mentioned in a few publications. We report the case of a young child with rectal bleeding related hemorrhagic Meckel's diverticulum. Endoscopy and ultrasound were normal. The diagnosis was done by scintigraphy with technetium revealing an accumulation of radiotracer by mucous cells in ectopic gastric mucosa, which allows a detection of Meckel's diverticulum...
October 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624009/measuring-hepatic-functional-reserve-using-t1-mapping-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-3t-mr-imaging-a-preliminary-study-comparing-with-99m-tc-gsa-scintigraphy-and-signal-intensity-based-parameters
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Masataka Nakagawa, Tomohiro Namimoto, Kie Shimizu, Kosuke Morita, Fumi Sakamoto, Seitaro Oda, Takeshi Nakaura, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Shinya Shiraishi, Yasuyuki Yamashita
PURPOSE: To determine the utility of liver T1-mapping on gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the measurement of liver functional reserve compared with the signal intensity (SI) based parameters, technetium-99m-galactosyl serum albumin ((99m)Tc-GSA) scintigraphy and indocyanine green (ICG) clearance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 111 patients (Child-Pugh-A 90; -B 21) performed with both Gd-EOB-DTPA enhanced liver MR imaging and (99m)Tc-GSA (76 patients with ICG)...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621587/treatment-of-severe-hypertension-in-a-14-year-old-child-successful-blood-pressure-control-with-additive-administration-of-captopril-an-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-in-a-patient-with-bilateral-renovascular-hypertension
#3
Xin Zhang, Ying Xu, Xiaoping Chen, Si Wang, Xinran Li, Xin Yan
We report a 14-year-old boy with recurrent episodes of headache caused by uncontrolled hypertension. The diagnosis of renovascular hypertension due to Takaysu arteritis (TA) was made based on an increase in erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) and computed tomography (CT) image of bilateral renal artery stenosis was taken. Renal scintigraphy revealed normal perfusion and function of the right kidney and severe reduction of the perfusion and function of the left kidney. Careful drug adjustments significantly improved but did not fully control the blood pressure (BP); further, angioplasty, which showed almost occlusion of the left renal artery opening and the minor narrowing of the right renal artery, failed to regain sufficient BP control...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591006/assessment-of-functional-liver-reserve-old-and-new-in-99mtc-sulfur-colloid-scintigraphy
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Manuela M Matesan, Stephen R Bowen, Tobias R Chapman, Robert S Miyaoka, James W Velez, Michele F Wanner, Matthew J Nyflot, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Hubert J Vesselle
PURPOSE: A semiquantitative assessment of hepatic reticuloendothelial system function using colloidal particles scintigraphy has been proposed previously as a surrogate for liver function evaluation. In this article, we present an updated method for the overall assessment of technetium-99m (Tc)-sulfur colloid (SC) biodistribution that combines information from planar and attenuation-corrected Tc-SC single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. The imaging protocol described here was developed as an easy-to-implement method to assess overall and regional liver function changes associated with chronic liver disease...
June 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540197/decision-making-patterns-in-managing-children-with-suspected-biliary-dyskinesia
#5
Warapan Nakayuenyongsuk, Hassan Choudry, Karla Au Yeung, Wikrom Karnsakul
AIM: To explore and to analyze the patterns in decision-making by pediatric gastroenterologists in managing a child with a suspected diagnosis of functional gallbladder disorder (FGBD). METHODS: The questionnaire survey included a case history with right upper quadrant pain and was sent to pediatric gastroenterologists worldwide via an internet list server called the PEDGI Bulletin Board. RESULTS: Differences in decision-making among respondents in managing this case were observed at each level of investigations and management...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533635/tc-99m-ethylenedicysteine-and-tc-99m-dimercaptosuccinic-acid-scintigraphy-comparison-of-the-two-for-detection-of-scarring-and-differential-cortical-function
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Anitha Dharmalingam, Shwetal U Pawar, Sandesh V Parelkar, Suruchi S Shetye, Mangala K Ghorpade, Gundu H Tilve
CONTEXT: The differential cortical function obtained by Tc-99m EC is comparable to that of Tc-99m DMSA. However, identification of scars on Tc-99m EC images needs to be studied. AIMS: The aim of the study is to evaluate role of Tc-99m EC for detection of scarring and differential cortical function by comparing with Tc-99m DMSA. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Prospective observational study of recurrent UTI; minimum 6 weeks after acute episode; when urine examination is negative for pus cells...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473093/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-urinary-tract%C3%A2-infection-child
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Boaz K Karmazyn, Adina L Alazraki, Sudha A Anupindi, Molly E Dempsey, Jonathan R Dillman, Scott R Dorfman, Matthew D Garber, Sheila G Moore, Craig A Peters, Henry E Rice, Cynthia K Rigsby, Nabile M Safdar, Stephen F Simoneaux, Andrew T Trout, Sjirk J Westra, Sandra L Wootton-Gorges, Brian D Coley
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common in young children and may cause pyelonephritis and renal scarring. Long-term complications from renal scarring are low. The role of imaging is to evaluate for underlying urologic abnormalities and guide treatment. In neonates there is increased risk for underlying urologic abnormalities. Evaluation for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) may be appropriate especially in boys because of higher prevalence of VUR and to exclude posterior urethral valve. In children older than 2 months with first episode of uncomplicated UTI, there is no clear benefit of prophylactic antibiotic...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417851/nuclear-medicine-techniques-in-pediatric-bone-imaging
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REVIEW
Laura A Drubach
An important mandate when imaging pediatric patients is the reduction of radiation exposure to the lowest possible level consistent with good quality diagnostic imaging, so individual selection of radiopharmaceutical dosage and imaging technique is essential. Although the logistics of image acquisition and the approach to interpretation mirror the more common use in adults, the challenges of imaging young children typically require greater attention to patient preparation, positioning, and supervision during imaging, with the use of parental or family engagement in the procedure, gentle restraint, and occasionally the need for sedation...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161229/-secondary-megaureter-a-rare-complication-of-deflux-%C3%A2-endoscopic-management-of-vesicoureteral-reflux-in-children
#9
N Boudaoud, A Line, M Pons, F Lefebvre, M A Bouche Pillon, C Francois, M L Poli Merol
Endoscopic management is the gold standard for symptomatic low-grade vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children. Deflux(®) (hyaluronic acid/dextranomer) injection is highly effective and has very few complications. We report on two cases of secondary megaureter after Deflux(®) injections. In the first case, a boy presented with Grade 4 VUR. He received a bilateral Deflux(®) injection with a total of three syringes. The postoperative ultrasound was normal. However, a check-up ultrasound 3 years later showed a significant ureteropyelocalyceal dilatation, with stasis and decreased renal function on scintigraphy, the reason why antireflux surgery (Cohen procedure) was performed...
February 1, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058660/hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-may-improve-radioembolization-treatment-planning-in-hcc-patients
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Manon N G J A Braat, Hugo W de Jong, Beatrijs A Seinstra, Mike V Scholten, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, Marnix G E H Lam
BACKGROUND: Routine work-up for transarterial radioembolization, based on clinical and laboratory parameters, sometimes fails, resulting in severe hepatotoxicity in up to 5% of patients. Quantitative assessment of the pretreatment liver function and its segmental distribution, using hepatobiliary scintigraphy may improve patient selection and treatment planning. A case series will be presented to illustrate the potential of this technique. Hepatocellular carcinoma patients with cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A and B) underwent hepatobiliary scintigraphy pre- and 3 months post-radioembolization as part of a prospective study protocol, which was prematurely terminated because of limited accrual...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994873/submental-thyroid-ectopy-might-cause-subclinical-hypothyroidism-in-early-childhood
#11
Mirjana Kocova, Nikolina Zdraveska, Maja Zdravkovska, Violeta Anastasovska, Daniela Pop Gjorceva
OBJECTIVE: Thyroid ectopy is a rare condition resulting from abnormal embryologic development and migration of the gland. Sublingual is the most common thyroid ectopy; all other ectopic thyroid locations occur very rare. There are no reports in the literature that describe the clinical course of patients with congenital hypothyroidism due to thyroid ectopy. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present a child with congenital hypothyroidism detected on neonatal screening which had a subclinical course during follow-up...
2016: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875519/expression-of-somatostatin-receptors-2-and-5-in-circulating-tumour-cells-from-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumours
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Alexa Childs, Clare Vesely, Leah Ensell, Helen Lowe, Tu Vinh Luong, Martyn E Caplin, Christos Toumpanakis, Christina Thirlwell, John A Hartley, Tim Meyer
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumours (NET) overexpress somatostatin receptors (SSTR) that can be targeted for therapy. Somatostatin receptor expression is routinely measured by molecular imaging but the resolution is insufficient to define heterogeneity. We hypothesised that SSTR expression could be measured on circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and used to investigate heterogeneity of expression and track changes during therapy. METHODS: MCF-7 cells were transfected with SSTR2 or 5 and spiked into donor blood for analysis by CellSearch...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540503/incremental-value-of-spect-ct-in-detection-of-meckel-s-diverticulum-in-a-10-year-old-child
#13
Qian Xie, Qingjie Ma, Bin Ji, Shi Gao, Qiang Wen
INTRODUCTION: Meckel's diverticulum is a common congenital abnormality of gastrointestinal tract in children. Planar scintigraphy using Technetium-99m pertechnetate is widely used in the diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum. Single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) fusion imaging may help to locate the Meckel's diverticulum lesion. We now present a Meckel's diverticulum case which tends to be missed. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient was diagnosed with Mecke's diverticulum by planar scintigraphy in 2007...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534385/total-internal-biliary-diversion-during-liver-transplantation-for-type-1-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis-a-novel-approach
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V P Mali, A Fukuda, T Shigeta, H Uchida, Y Hirata, T H Rahayatri, H Kanazawa, K Sasaki, J de Ville de Goyet, M Kasahara
LT for PFIC type 1 is often complicated by postoperative diarrhea and recurrent graft steatosis. A 26-month-old female child with cholestatic jaundice, pruritus, diarrhea, and growth retardation revealed total bilirubin 9.1 mg/dL, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase 64 IU/L, and TBA 295.8 μmol/L. Genetic analysis confirmed ATP8B1 defects. A LT (segment 2, 3 graft) from the heterozygous father was performed. Biliary diversion was performed by a 35-cm jejunum conduit between the graft hepatic duct and the mid-transverse colon...
November 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485064/liver-function-declines-with-increased-age
#15
Kasia P Cieslak, Onno Baur, Joanne Verheij, Roelof J Bennink, Thomas M van Gulik
INTRODUCTION: Age itself is not considered a contraindication for high impact surgery. However, the aging process of the liver remains largely unknown. This study evaluates age-dependent changes in liver function using a quantitative liver function test. METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2014, 508 patients underwent (99m)Tc-mebrofenin hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HBS) for the assessment of liver function. These included 203 patients with healthy livers (group A) and 57 patients with HCC and Child-Pugh A (group B)...
August 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442699/extreme-hydronephrosis-due-to-uretropelvic-junction-obstruction-in-infant-case-report
#16
Grażyna Krzemień, Agnieszka Szmigielska, Przemysław Bombiński, Marzena Barczuk, Agnieszka Biejat, Stanisław Warchoł, Teresa Dudek-Warchoł
BACKGROUND: Hydronephrosis is the one of the most common congenital abnormalities of urinary tract. The left kidney is more commonly affected than the right side and is more common in males. AIM OF THE STUDY: To determine the role of ultrasonography, renal dynamic scintigraphy and lowerdose computed tomography urography in preoperative diagnostic workup of infant with extreme hydronephrosis. CASE REPORT: We presented the boy with antenatally diagnosed hydronephrosis...
April 2016: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27275365/growth-arrest-line-mimicking-lymphoma-involvement-the-findings-of-99m-tc-mdp-bone-spect-ct-and-serial-bone-scan-in-a-child-with-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#17
Chanwoo Kim, Ji Young Kim, Yun Young Choi, Seunghun Lee, Young-Ho Lee
Growth arrest lines appear as dense sclerotic lines parallel to the growth plate of long bones on radiography. We describe the case of a 9-year-old female with growth arrest lines initially masquerading as lymphoma involvement on (99m)Tc-MDP bone scintigraphy who had been treated with chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma about 3 years previously. Subsequent regional bone SPECT/CT clearly diagnosed the growth arrest lines, and retrograde review of previous bone scintigraphy demonstrated line migration in this patient...
June 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27191796/intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-in-a-child-with-severe-scoliosis-report-of-2-cases
#18
Natsu Sasaki, Hideki Ogiwara
OBJECTIVE: Scoliosis is commonly found in children with cerebral palsy. Many patients with cerebral palsy and scoliosis undergo intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pump placement. The authors report 2 cases with cerebral palsy and severe scoliosis treated with intrathecal baclofen. METHOD: The case of a 7-year-old boy with shunted hydrocephalus required surgical revision of the intrathecal catheter, while the other patient without shunt did not require revision. In the patient with shunted hydrocephalus, after the initial placement of baclofen pump and catheter at Th3 level, spasticity of lower extremities did not improve...
August 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27185180/role-of-yttrium-90-in-the-management-of-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-hepatic-metastases
#19
Vankadari Kousik, Pankaj Promila, Ritu Verma, Arun Gupta
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. The management of unresectable HCC and hepatic metastases from various solid tumors is a clinical dilemma. There is paucity of data on the treatment of unresectable HCC and hepatic metastases with yttrium-90 (90Y) radioembolization. METHODS: Thirty patients (mean age; 55.2 years; range 43-82 years) comprising 21 patients with HCC (12 patients have cirrhosis of which 3 patients belong to Child-Pugh class A and 9 patients belong to Child-Pugh class B), 7 patients with metastasis from colorectal cancer, 1 patient with metastasis from melanoma, and 1 patient with metastasis from ovarian carcinoma underwent resin-based 90Y radioembolization between 2013 and 2015 in our study...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26898031/diuretic-99mtc-dtpa-renography-in-assessment-of-renal-function-and-drainage-in-infants-with-antenatally-detected-hydronephrosis
#20
Marija Radulović, Dragan Pucar, Ljiljana Jauković, Marija Sisić, Zoran Krstić, Boris Ajdinović
BACKGROUND/AIM: The controversy over the postnatal management of infants with antenataly detected hydronephrosis (ANH) still exists. We presented the results of diuretic 99mTc diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) renography in 30 infants with the antenatal diagnosis of unilateral renal pelvic dilatation. The aim of this study was to assess the renal function determined by the pattern of drainage and split renal function (SRF) on diuretic renography and to correlate these findings with anteroposterior pelvic diameter (APD) estimated by ultrasonography...
December 2015: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
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