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Extrapulmonary Uptake in the Spleen During Lung Perfusion with Tc-99m MAA

HELLÍN, D HELLÍN, Ph.D., M.D.*; FERRER, A COLOM, M.D.; ALBERTI, J F FORTEZA, M.D.

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We present a case of splenic uptake with Tc-99m MAA without evidence of right–left communication or the existence of free Tc-99m. The only explanation is that of a partial fragmentation of the particle, which is phagocytosed for leukocytes and trapped by the splenic sinusoids.

*From the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Femenia Clinic, Palma de Mallorca, Baleares Islands, Spain

†From the Division of Pneumologic, Femenia Clinic, Palma de Mallorca, Baleares Islands, Spain

‡From the Division of Cardiologic, Femenia Clinic, Palma de Mallorca, Baleares Islands, Spain

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