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Utility of Drinking Water in Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy When Possible Acute Cholecystitis Was Considered

Bai, Xia, MD; Wang, Xuemei, MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002165
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A 15-year-old boy underwent hepatobiliary scintigraphy for suspected acute cholecystitis. The initial images revealed an activity in the neighborhood of normal gallbladder fossa, suggestive of possible activity in the gallbladder, which would be inconsistent with a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. However, after drinking 6 oz of water, the activity was no longer seen. Acute cholecystitis was confirmed pathologically after cholecystectomy.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010050, People’s Republic of China.

Received for publication April 29, 2018; revision accepted May 2, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This work was partially supported by an Inner Mongolia Natural Fund Project (2014MS0845). None declared to all authors.

Correspondence to: Xuemei Wang, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, 1 Tongdao North St, Huimin District, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010050, People’s Republic of China. E-mail: wangxuemei201010@163.com.

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