Tc-99m colloid and Ga-67 imaging of splenic inflammatory pseudotumor correlation with ultrasound, CT, and MRI.

Splenic inflammatory pseudotumor is extremely rare and may mimic splenic neoplasms, such as lymphomas or hamartomas, clinically and radiologically. A case of a surgically proved splenic inflammatory pseudotumor is presented in which Tc-99m colloid SPECT and Ga-67 scintigraphy characterized the changes in the spleen, but the findings of ultrasound and unenhanced CT and MRI were nonspecific. This report indicates the utility of radionuclide imaging for diagnosing splenic inflammatory pseudotumor.
AuthorsK Suga, K Miura, N Kume, A Hara, N Matsunaga, A Tangoku, M Oka
JournalClinical nuclear medicine (Clin Nucl Med) Vol. 24 Issue 5 Pg. 334-7 (May 1999) ISSN: 0363-9762 [Print] United States
PMID10232472 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Gallium Radioisotopes
  • Organotechnetium Compounds
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • technetium phytate
  • Phytic Acid
  • Gallium Radioisotopes
  • Granuloma, Plasma Cell (diagnosis, diagnostic imaging)
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Organotechnetium Compounds
  • Phytic Acid
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Splenic Diseases (diagnosis, diagnostic imaging)
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography

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