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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66  

Tc99m sulfur colloid scintigraphy in differentiating noncirrhotic portal fibrosis from cirrhosis liver


Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Date of Web Publication15-Mar-2013

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.108898

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Wiwanitkit V. Tc99m sulfur colloid scintigraphy in differentiating noncirrhotic portal fibrosis from cirrhosis liver. Indian J Nucl Med 2012;27:66

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Wiwanitkit V. Tc99m sulfur colloid scintigraphy in differentiating noncirrhotic portal fibrosis from cirrhosis liver. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 26];27:66. Available from: http://www.ijnm.in/text.asp?2012/27/1/66/108898

Sir,

I read the recent publication on 'Tc99m sulfur colloid scintigraphy in differentiating non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis (NCPF) from cirrhosis liver' with great interest. [1] Chakraborty et al., concluded that "Tc99m sulfur colloid liver scan is a non-invasive procedure having a useful adjunctive role in clinical differentiation of cirrhosis from NCPF." [1] Based on the findings, I agree with the authors. However, I would like to share some facts on technetium-99m (Tc99m). The problem with some conditions that mimic the results of Tc99m is reported. [2] The complementary use of chest X-ray is suggested. [3] Although this is not a common case, it should be noted and kept in mind.

 
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1.Chakraborty D, Sunil HV, Mittal BR, Bhattacharya A, Singh B, Chawla Y. Role of Tc99m sulfur colloid scintigraphy in differentiating non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis from cirrhosis liver. Indian J Nucl Med 2010;25:139-42.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Duong RB, Nishiyama H, Volarich DT, Hanslits ML. Hydronephrosis mimicking metastatic disease on a Tc-99m sulfur colloid liver/spleen scan. Clin Nucl Med 1983;8:225-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Vesely JJ, Bekerman C, Pinsky S. Complementary role of chest roentgenogram in interpretation of Tc-99m sulfur colloid liver scan. Clin Nucl Med 1984;9:460-2.  Back to cited text no. 3
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