Numerous recent works reports utility of radionuclide in the assessement of this intrahepatic hemangiomas. The aim of this work is the evaluation of 99mTC (RBCs) scan in detection of maxillo-facial hemangiomas and the comparision of radionuclide study with other imaging methods in rollow up of post therapeutic results in patients suffering from maxillo-facial angiomas. The Authors reports the first result obtained by means of this imaging approach in a selected group of patients suffering from maxillo-facial hemangiomas which seems can sum up in these foundamental points: 1) The 99mTc (RBCs) scintigraphy represent a simple, non invasive method with low radiation exposure. 2) The imaging pattern, in detection of maxillo-facial hemangiomas is comparable to other diagnostic approach regard to reproducibility and sensitivity, but radionuclide imaging offers undoubted advantage in dinamic evaluation pattern of lesion 'filling' which represent a grading for measure the vascularity of hemangiomas. 3) The 99mTc (RBCs) allows the detection in same diagnostic session of maxillo facial hemangiomas and possible lesions in other anatomic sites. 4) The Authors emphasize the role of this diagnostic approach in detection of venous hemangiomas and in limphangiomas in which radiological findings offers poor information. The artheriography particularly in these lesions not allows diagnostic and therapeutics advantages respect to topic sclerosis. The disavantage of the 99mTc (RBCs) scintigraphy is poor anatomical findings obtained; thus, the Authors suggest, in conclusion, use of this diagnostic imaging procedure in conjuction with baseline selective artheriography and in follow up of patients submitted to different therapeutics procedures.
|Translated title of the contribution||99mTc-Red Blood Cells (RBCs) scintigraphy: A useful method for clinical evaluation of maxillo-facial hemangiomas|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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