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The Use of Technetium-99m Sulfur Colloid in the Detection of Patent Processus Vaginalis in Patients on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

MANDEL, P, M.D.; FAEGENBURG, D, M.D.; IMBRIANO, L J, M.D.

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Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is commonly used in patients with renal failure as an alternative to hemodialysis. A not infrequent complication is scrotal swelling due to bowel or fluid passing through a patent processus vaginalis secondary to increased abdominal pressure. A radionuclide study using Tc-99m sulfur colloid is a safe and simple method to determine if this complication is present or may be used as a pre-CAPD screening procedure.

From the Departments of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York

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