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Ann Nucl Med. 2003 Jul;17(5):399-402.

Abdominal wall hematomata and colonic tumor detected on labeled red blood cell scintigraphy: case report.

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Department of Nuclear Medicinel, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia.


Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is not uncommon and responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality. Radionuclide red blood cell scintigraphy (RBCS) is a well established imaging modality for identifying patients with ongoing active GI bleeding. However, false positive RBCS are known to occur. The authors report the findings of a RBCS in an elderly female, who developed GI bleeding following the commencement of anticoagulant therapy. Although active GI bleeding was not identified, two abdominal wall hematomata and a cecal adenocarcinoma were detected. Distinguishing features of these lesions are described.

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