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Hepatoblastoma Mimicking Hemangioma in Labeled Red Blood Cell Scintigraphy

Arçay, Ayça, MD*; Kintrup, Gülen Tüysüz, MD; Gelen, Mustafa Tekinalp, MD; Arslan, Gökhan, MD§; Karayalçin, Binnur, MD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002418
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Although 99mTc red blood cell (RBC) scintigraphy is a very specific method to differentiate a hemangioma from other hepatic masses, several cases of false-positive 99mTc RBC scintigraphy have been previously reported throughout the literature. We report an additional case that presented in a 15-month-old boy with hepatoblastoma showing increased labeled RBC activity mimicking hemangioma.

From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine,


Pathology, and

§Radiology, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.

Received for publication June 22, 2018; revision accepted October 29, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Binnur Karayalçin, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Akdeniz University Hospital, Pinarbaşi District, H Bloc Ground Floor, 07058 Konyaalti, Antalya, Turkey. E-mail:

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