Tc-99m-Pertechnetate in evaluation of meckel's diverticulum [Persian]

Document Type : Case Report


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


Meckel's diverticulum is a common congenital disorder which may result in Gl bleeding. For definite diagnosis before surgery, radiographic procedures such as small intestine barium studies are not greatly successful; on the other hand Tc-99m-Pertechnetate imaging is a physiologic and noninvasive method with high sensitivity and specificity. In this report, three patients with rectorrhagia, who had positive Tc-99m-Pertechnetate studies but otherwise negative evaluations, are presented. The usefulness of isotopic procedures in evaluation of Meckel's diverticulum is reviewed.

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