Journal of Kidney

ISSN - 2472-1220

Kara AO

Kara AO


  • Research Article
    Ureter Visualization on Tc-99m DMSA Scintigraphy in Pediatric Patients
    Author(s): Kara AO, Koç ZP and Gurgoze MKKara AO, Koç ZP and Gurgoze MK

    Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate possible reasons of ureter visualization on Tc-99m DMSA scintigraphy. Methods: The planar static renal scintigraphies of pediatric patients (n=2290) who attended for any reason between January 2009 and May 2015 were analyzed retrospectively by the same nuclear medicine physician. In our analysis 15 patients (12 Male (M), 3 Female (F); 0-12, mean: 4 ± 3, 8 years old) were included in the study due to bilateral or unilateral ureter visualization on Tc-99m DMSA scintigraphy. Results: In the visual assessment of scintigraphies, there were 7 patients with bilateral visualization and 8 patients (right in 4 patients, left in 4 patients) with unilateral. Additionally increased background activity was observed in two patients. Cortical defects and/or atrophy of.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1220.1000142

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