Per-rectal portal scintigraphy in chronic liver diseases

V. Frusciante, F. Barbano, M. Bruno, D. Facciorusso, P. Tonti, A. Giacobbe, A. Andriuli, P. G P Vettori

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Portal circulation has been evaluated by per-rectal portal scintigraphy in 21 controls and in 30 pts affected by chronic liver diseases. Tc99m-pertechnetate (10 mci) was given through a Nelaton's catheter in the upper rectum; a per-rectal portal shunt index (SI) was calculated. A relevant overlap is evident between controls and CHP pts; no overlap exists between controls and B or C graded cirrhosis. We conclude that the technique may be suggested to monitor the course of chronic liver diseases and different therapeutic regimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalRadiologia Diagnostica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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