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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48

Enterogastroesophageal reflux detected on 99m-technetium sestamibi cardiac imaging as a cause of chest pain


Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Zeynep Erdogan
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, 38010 Kayseri
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.116813

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Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with technetium-99m sestamibi (Tc-99m MIBI) is considered a diagnostic technique that is widely used for the investigation of suspected coronary artery disease. Incidental inspection of an extracardiac activity is indirect, but important marker, which can identify a potentially treatable non-coronary cause for chest pain that may mimic cardiac symptoms. Here, we present an illustrative case in which significant enterogastroesophageal reflux of Tc-99m MIBI occurred during the cardiac imaging following prompt hepatobiliary clearance. Because, there was normal myocardial perfusion on MPI, presence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) on GER scintigraphy and detection of mild inflammation with pathologically confirmed hyperplastic polyp by endoscopy, in view of the above findings we concluded that the probable cause of chest pain was reflux.


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