False diagnosis of renal transplant urinary leakage on scintigraphy with mercaptoacetyltriglycine

D. A. Ackerman, J. M. Barry

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Abstract

99mTechnetium-mercaptoacetyltriglycine (99mTc-MAG-3) has rapidly become the best isotope for transplant renal scintigraphy because of the excellent anatomical resolution. Because 99mTc-MAG-3 is also sequestered by the liver and excreted into the biliary system, images of the gallbladder and intestinal tract will appear in normal 99mTc-MAG-3 scans, especially on delayed scintigraphs. We describe the clinical interpretation of normal bowel images as urinary extravasation in a renal transplant recipient with a sudden decrease in renal function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1865-1866
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume148
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • kidney transplantation
  • radionuclide imaging
  • sulfhydryl compounds
  • urine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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