Bile Leakage Accumulating in the Gallbladder Bed Mimicking Normal Visualization of Gallbladder in Technetium-99m Disida Hepatobiliary ImagingSHIH, WEI-JEN, M.D.; DUFF, DENISE, M.D.; MOSTOWYCZ, LEONIDAS, M.D.Clinical Nuclear Medicine: March 1989 - Volume 14 - Issue 3 - p 222–223 article: PDF Only Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors A bile leak is defined as an accumulation of radiotracer outside of the normal distribution in hepatobiliary imaging. A patient with a history of cholecyslectomy underwent Tc-99m DISIDA imaging, which showed radiotracer accumulation in the gallbladder bed mimicking normal visualization of the gallbladder within 1 hour; the area of activity was then dispersed along the inferior border of the liver in the 3-hour image. Subsequent exploratory laparotomy confirmed bile leakage. From the Nuclear Medicine and Radiology Services, Veterans Administration and University of Kentucky Medical Centers, Lexington, Kentucky © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.