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Clinical Nuclear Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000114230.75776.68
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Urine Extravasation Into the Colon Detected by Tc-99m DTPA Scintigraphy in a Pyeloduodenal Fistula Resulting From Chronic Penetrating Duodenal Ulcer

Young, Ton-Ho MD*; Lee, Herng-Sheng MD, PhD†; Tang, Shung-Shang MD*

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Abstract

The authors describe a 20-year-old man who was hospitalized for anemia and frequent attacks of right flank soreness. Right hydronephrosis was found incidentally on ultrasound. Renal scintigraphy revealed a urinary leak into the colon as a result of an unsuspected ureteroenteric fistula. The diagnosis of pyeloduodenal fistula was confirmed by retrograde pyelography.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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