"Hot spot" on hepatic scintigraphy [Persian]

Document Type : Case Report


Research Institute for Nuclear Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Filling defects are often observed on 99mTc sulfur colloid liver scans. Hot spots are much less frequently seen. Superior vena cava syndrome is the most frequent cause of this finding. In this report 3 patients with S.V.C and budd - Chiari syndrome with HOT SPOT on liver scan are presented. Mechanisms of scintigraphic patterns are reviewed.

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