Mimic ascites in a patient undergoing peritoneal dialysis on raw-data image Tc-99m tetrofosmin gated cardiac SPECT

Ching-Yuan Chen; Wei-Jen Shih; Wen-Sheng Huang
March 2005
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology;Mar2005, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p227
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of a 70-year-old man with end-stage renal disease undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) whose raw-data images obtained during 2-day Tc-99m tetrofosmin cardiac-gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) indicated a sign of mimic ascites. The mimic ascites are attributed to the dialysis fluid that had been instilled in the peritoneal cavity for PD. It is asserted that the ascites might have been caused by a condition other than portal hypertension.


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