The value of gallium-67 scintigraphy in localising infection following cardiac surgery.


Radioactive gallium-67 has been used in a 64-year-old woman who developed persistent fever and a small sinus in the upper chest 6 weeks following open heart surgery for the replacement of a rheumatic aortic valve. The scintigraphy revealed unexpected extensive inflammation tracking down from the region of the sinus to the lower chest in front and under the… (More)


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