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Vol 9, No 1 (2006)
Published online: 2006-01-25
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The unusual cause of recurrent abdominal pain in an 11-year-old boy

Daniela Chroustová, Vladimír Volf, Valér Džupa, Pavel Kryl, Václav Mandys
Nucl. Med. Rev 2006;9(1):77-80.

open access

Vol 9, No 1 (2006)
Published online: 2006-01-25
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

The case of an 11-year-old boy with recurrent abdominal pain is presented. Physiological findings were found normal during a clinical investigation, as well as many laboratory tests, ultrasonography and CT of abdomen. Only a high level of sedimentation rate and the focus of increased activity in the sacral region on scintigraphy using 99mTc-HMPAO (hexamethypropyleneaminooxime) labelled leukocytes were found. The other findings on bone scintigraphy, X-ray and MRI led to a deflection of the correct diagnosis. The real culprit proved to be an ingested foreign body (a piece of a wooden skewer) that the patient failed to reveal.

Abstract

The case of an 11-year-old boy with recurrent abdominal pain is presented. Physiological findings were found normal during a clinical investigation, as well as many laboratory tests, ultrasonography and CT of abdomen. Only a high level of sedimentation rate and the focus of increased activity in the sacral region on scintigraphy using 99mTc-HMPAO (hexamethypropyleneaminooxime) labelled leukocytes were found. The other findings on bone scintigraphy, X-ray and MRI led to a deflection of the correct diagnosis. The real culprit proved to be an ingested foreign body (a piece of a wooden skewer) that the patient failed to reveal.
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Keywords

recurrent abdominal pain; foreign body ingestion; scintigraphy using 99mTc-HMPAO labelled leukocytes; childhood

About this article
Title

The unusual cause of recurrent abdominal pain in an 11-year-old boy

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2006)

Pages

77-80

Published online

2006-01-25

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2006;9(1):77-80.

Keywords

recurrent abdominal pain
foreign body ingestion
scintigraphy using 99mTc-HMPAO labelled leukocytes
childhood

Authors

Daniela Chroustová
Vladimír Volf
Valér Džupa
Pavel Kryl
Václav Mandys

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