Ranitidine-enhanced 99mtechnetium pertechnetate imaging in children improves the sensitivity of identifying heterotopic gastric mucosa in Meckel's diverticulum.

@article{Rerksuppaphol2004Ranitidineenhanced9P,
  title={Ranitidine-enhanced 99mtechnetium pertechnetate imaging in children improves the sensitivity of identifying heterotopic gastric mucosa in Meckel's diverticulum.},
  author={Sanguansak Rerksuppaphol and John M Hutson and Mark R. Oliver},
  journal={Pediatric surgery international},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={323-5}
}
Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital gastrointestinal anomaly. (99m )Technetium pertechnetate imaging (Meckel's scan) is the best noninvasive method used to diagnose this condition when heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) is present. Although cimetidine enhancement has been shown to improve sensitivity of the Meckel's scan, ranitidine enhancement has also been advocated; however, this recommendation is based on unpublished data. Thirty-seven children with confirmed Meckel's… CONTINUE READING

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