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A 52-year-old man with history of post-hepatitic cirrhosis presented with ascitis and respiratory distress. Chest X-ray on admission showed a large right hydrothorax. Thoracentesis yielded a large volume of a clear transudate fluid. Peritoneal scintigraphy showed rapid migration of radiotracer into the right pleural cavity, confirming the abdominal origin(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the performance of peritoneal scintigraphy for the diagnosis of peritoneopleural communication in patients with cirrhosis and to discuss its role in therapeutic management. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten patients with cirrhosis and pleural effusion were included in this study. Cirrhosis was due to(More)
SUMMARY Hepatic hydrothorax is defined as the development of significant pleural effusion in a patient with cirrhosis without primary pulmonary or cardiac disease. This complication is seen in 4-10% of patients with cirrhosis. The pleural effusion is a result of a direct passage of ascitic fluid into the pleural cavity through a defect in the diaphragm. We(More)
The authors present the scintigraphic findings in a case of bilateral urinomas and ascites secondary to posterior urethral valves in a 9-day-old boy. There was progressive tracer accumulation in the urinomas and ascites with a distinct urine jet medially from the upper left kidney, which suggested direct urinary egress into the peritoneal cavity.
Spindle epithelial tumor with thymus-like differentiation (SETTLE) of the thyroid is a rare tumor that occurs habitually in children and young adults. To date, about 20 cases of SETTLE have been reported in the English medical literature. It is considered to be a tumor of low malignancy with a favorable outcome, but delayed blood-borne metastases have been(More)
Preoperative accumulation of Tc-99m pertechnetate and radioiodine in metastases of well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma is uncommon. We report herein the case of a 39-year-old woman with occult papillary thyroid cancer revealed by widespread miliary lung metastases. Ultrasonography revealed the presence of an infracentimetric hypoechoic nodule and cervical(More)
In this paper, we define the relationship between the location and the degree of the stenosis in coronary arteries and the observed perfusion on the myocardiac scintigraphy. This allows us to model the impact evolution of these stenoses in order to justify a coronarography or to avoid it for patients suspected being in the gray zone. Our approach is(More)