• Medicine
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    Journal of nuclear medicine…
    1997

Disseminated islands of gastric mucosa in jejunum and ileum detected by technetium-99m-pertechnetate scintigraphy.

@article{Heinrichs1997DisseminatedIO,
  title={Disseminated islands of gastric mucosa in jejunum and ileum detected by technetium-99m-pertechnetate scintigraphy.},
  author={V Heinrichs and M. J. Kemper and Martin Burdelski and Dietrich Kluth and D E M{\"u}ller-wiefel and Hansjoerg Schaefer and Martin L{\"u}beck},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          818-20
        }
}
Disseminated islands of gastric mucosa are very rare in the small intestine. The secretion of hydrochloric acid can lead to ulceration which results in gastrointestinal bleeding. It is often difficult to localize the focus in case of gastrointestinal blood loss especially in the small bowel. Technetium-99m-pertechnetate scintigraphy may be a helpful tool in detecting ectopic gastric mucosa. We report a case of a 21-mo-old boy with recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding. By using pertechnetate… CONTINUE READING