Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) offers several advantages over hemodialysis for patients with end-stage renal disease; however, this technique also includes many documented complications. A case with clinical suspicion of dialysate leakage on CAPD was investigated by peritoneal scintigraphy using technetium-99m macroaggregated human albumin (99mTc-MAA). Peritoneal scintigraphy showed radiotracer accumulation over the periumbilical area at 2 hours 30 minutes after intraperitoneal infusion of 99mTc-MAA. Six hours of imaging revealed more apparent radioactivity at the same site. This study is to illustrate the simple diagnostic helpfulness of peritoneal scintigraphy in a patient with a CAPD-related structural defect.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Jan 1|
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