SPECT imaging in the diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon

abstract

  • We recently performed planar and single photon emission computed tomographic (SPECT) liver/spleen scintigraphy in a patient with Budd-Chiari syndrome. While planar imaging revealed only nonspecific hepatocellular dysfunction, tomographic images demonstrated increased radiotracer accumulation in the caudate lobe of the liver, the classical scintigraphic finding in this entity. This case suggests that SPECT may enhance the sensitivity of the scintigraphic diagnosis of this uncommon condition, especially when the occlusion of the hepatic veins is incomplete.

publication date

  • January 1990

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 2295930

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 109

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 31

number

  • 1