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Clin Nucl Med. 1986 Apr;11(4):229-32.

The appearance of a large mesenteric varix on a technetium-99m red blood cell gastrointestinal bleeding study.

Abstract

Detection of gastrointestinal bleeding using Tc-99m labeled RBCs has proven to be clinically useful although false-positive images associated with abnormal vascularity remain problematic. The scintigraphic appearance of a large mesenteric varix is presented, and its potential confusion with gastrointestinal bleeding is discussed. Correlative CT and angiographic images are presented.

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