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Demonstration of Vesicorectal Fistula on Renal Scan

Buyukdereli, Gulgun MD; Guney, Isa Burak MD

Clinical Nuclear Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000167763.94071.0a
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Abstract

The main purpose of renal scintigraphy in pediatric patients is the quantitation of renal function, which is not easily obtained by the other diagnostic modalities. Sometimes it also provides valuable anatomic as well as functional information about the urinary tract. We present a case with a vesicorectal fistula to describe the use of Tc-99m DTPA diuretic renography in the diagnosis of a vesicorectal fistula and to localize its level.

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From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey.

Received for publication July 12, 2004; revision accepted November 24, 2004.

Reprints: Gulgun Buyukdereli, MD, Kurtulus mah. Ziyapaşa Bulvarı, Busra apt. Apt No:10, Kat:8, Daire No:15, 01130 Seyhan Adana, Turkey. E-mail: gulgunb@cu.edu.tr.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.