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Tc-99m–Labeled RBC Scintigraphy and Splenic Hemangioma

Wijaya, Johan, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P.; Kapoor, Rony, M.B.B.S.; Roach, Paul, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P.

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Purpose  The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of RBC scintigraphy in the evaluation of possible splenic hemangioma.

Materials and Methods  RBC scintigraphy was performed on a patient with an incidental finding of a splenic mass on computed tomographic scanning. Early and delayed planar and SPECT images were obtained.

Results  Delayed images revealed blood pooling of the splenic mass. This finding is similar to the characteristics seen in RBC scintigraphy for hepatic hemangioma.

Conclusion  RBC scintigraphy may be useful in the evaluation of possible splenic hemangioma.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia

Received for publication March 28, 2001.

Revision accepted August 30, 2001.

Reprint requests: Dr. J. Wijaya, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia 2065. E-mail: jwijaya@ozemail.com.au

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.