Localization of accessory renal artery infarction using Tc-99m DMSA scintigraphy


DIRLIK A. , OZBEK S. S. , Toz H. , HOSCOSKUN C., OZCAN Z.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.29, ss.649-651, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00003072-200410000-00015
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.649-651

Özet

The presence of accessory renal arteries has been considered a relative contraindication in the setting of a live related renal transplant program. Failure to properly anastomose the arteries can cause segmental infarction leading to increased morbidity. The authors describe a transplant patient with a well-defined cortical defect on a Tc-99m DMSA study, which was caused by a vascular complication. Although Tc-99m DTPA scintigraphy revealed the hypoperfused area, Tc-99m DMSA provided better delineation of the infarcted parenchymal zone.