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Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Mar;38(3):e146-7. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31826c0cda.

(99m)Tc-pertechnetate scintigraphy and endoscopy in assessment of caustic-induced gastric mucosal injury.

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  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India. brmittal@yahoo.com

Abstract

Endoscopy is the gold standard for evaluating caustic-induced gastric mucosal injury. Injuries ≥ 2b (confluent ulceration or charring) are associated with perforation and cicatrisation. Grade 1-2a injuries recover without intervention. Grade 2b and 3 injuries require observation and may need intervention. (99m)Tc-pertechnetate imaging can assess gastric viability after caustic injury. We correlated (99m)Tc-pertechnetate SPECT/CT with endoscopic findings in 4 patients with increasing grades of caustic-induced gastric mucosal injury.

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23357821
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