Technetium-99m albumin scintigraphy in the diagnosis of protein-losing enteropathy: a case report.

B. F. Lee, Y. F. Huang, C. C. Yang, S. B. Jong, U. W. Chen, F. P. Liu, S. J. Hwang, L. T. Chen

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Abstract

A 34-year-old female presenting with bilateral lower leg edema and distended abdomen was admitted to our hospital. The serum albumin was 1.42g/dl. Renal function and hepatic function were normal. Urinalysis did not show proteinuria. Tc-99m albumin scintigraphy was arranged for this patient to rule out protein-losing enteropathy. The results demonstrated loss of albumin into the intestines. We conclude that Tc-99m albumin scintigraphy of the abdomen is a valuable adjunct in the diagnosis of protein-losing enteropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-370
Number of pages5
JournalGaoxiong yi xue ke xue za zhi = The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences
Volume11
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jun

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Lee, B. F., Huang, Y. F., Yang, C. C., Jong, S. B., Chen, U. W., Liu, F. P., Hwang, S. J., & Chen, L. T. (1995). Technetium-99m albumin scintigraphy in the diagnosis of protein-losing enteropathy: a case report. Gaoxiong yi xue ke xue za zhi = The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences, 11(6), 366-370.