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Meckel diverticulum scintigraphy

It is used primarily in childhood to elicit the cause of idiopathic gastrointestinal bleeding and abdominal spastic pain. During the isotope examination we detect the gastric mucosa content of the diverticulum with 99mTc-radiopharmacon. Collection of images is performed from abdominal and pelvic regions of patients.

 

Preparation of patients

Details must be discussed with the clinician.
Patients have to arrive for the examination on an empty stomach.

 

Necessary preliminary data

  • data on previous bleeds or spastic periods
  • results of other diagnostic procedures attempting to localize the diverticulum
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