Demonstration of hydrothorax by intraperitoneal injection of technetium-99m MAA in the evaluation of peritoneovenous shunt patency.

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A case of hydrothorax in a patient with recurrent ascites following Le Veen peritoneovenous shunt placement is presented. Patency of the Le Veen shunt was studied by the intraperitoneal injection of Tc-99m MAA with subsequent activity seen in the right hemithorax only. A standard perfusion lung scan showed only the left lung to be perfused. Thus, the right… (More)

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@article{Stewart1986DemonstrationOH, title={Demonstration of hydrothorax by intraperitoneal injection of technetium-99m MAA in the evaluation of peritoneovenous shunt patency.}, author={Colin Stewart and I T Sakimura and Mari Siegel}, journal={Clinical nuclear medicine}, year={1986}, volume={11 10}, pages={696-7} }