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Radiat Med. 2008 Oct;26(8):508-11. doi: 10.1007/s11604-008-0265-4. Epub 2008 Oct 31.

Lymphoscintigraphy using technetium-99m HSA-DTPA with SPECT/CT in chylothorax after childbirth.

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Department of Radiology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, 390-8621, Japan. momosemi@shinshu-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Technetium-99m human serum albumin diethylene-triaminepentaacetic acid (HSA-DTPA) lymphoscintigraphy with single photon emission computed tomography combined with integrated low-dose computed tomography (SPECT/CT) is useful for evaluating chylothorax. We report a case of chylothorax that occurred 2 months after childbirth in a 24-year-old woman. Lymphoscintigraphy with SPECT/CT showed abnormal tracer accumulation in the right plural effusion, and chylothorax was diagnosed. Collateral branches of the thoracic duct were found to be ruptured during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery performed for ligation.

PMID:
18975054
DOI:
10.1007/s11604-008-0265-4
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