Peritoneal scintigraphy for diagnosing periumbilical leakage in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

P. S. Wu, B. F. Lee, N. T. Chiu, D. G. Tu, W. J. Yao, M. C. Wang

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-436
Number of pages5
JournalThe Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences
Volume16
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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