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Aspiration Incidentally Detected by a Meckel Scintigraphy

Bai, Xia MD*†; Fostitsch, Johannes C.; Zhuang, Hongming MD, PhD, FACNM

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001870
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Meckel scintigraphy with 99mTc-pertechnetate was performed in a 5-year-old boy to determine whether a Meckel diverticulum containing ectopic gastric mucosa caused bleeding. The images did not reveal focal activity characteristic of a Meckel diverticulum. Unexpectedly, activity in the tracheobronchial tree was visualized, consistent with aspiration of the radioactive saliva.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Inner Mongolia, China; †Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; and ‡Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

Received for publication September 12, 2017; revision accepted September 16, 2017.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Xia Bai, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, #1 Tongdao North Street, Huimin District, Hohhot Inner Mongolia, 010050, People's Republic of China. E-mail: libaiqiangxia@hotmail.com.

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