Technetium-99m albumin scintigraphy in the diagnosis of protein-losing enteropathy: a case report.

Abstract

A 34-year-old female presenting with bilateral lower leg edema and distended abdomen was admitted to our hospital. The serum albumin was 1.42g/dl. Renal function and hepatic function were normal. Urinalysis did not show proteinuria. Tc-99m albumin scintigraphy was arranged for this patient to rule out protein-losing enteropathy. The results demonstrated loss of albumin into the intestines. We conclude that Tc-99m albumin scintigraphy of the abdomen is a valuable adjunct in the diagnosis of protein-losing enteropathy.

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@article{Lee1995Technetium99mAS, title={Technetium-99m albumin scintigraphy in the diagnosis of protein-losing enteropathy: a case report.}, author={Brendan Lee and Yong-Fu Huang and Chih-Chung Yang and S B Jong and Uang Wan-Nan Chen and Fei Liu and S J Hwang and L. T. Chen}, journal={Gaoxiong yi xue ke xue za zhi = The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences}, year={1995}, volume={11 6}, pages={366-70} }