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Vol 16, No 2 (2013)
Case Report
Published online: 2013-08-01
Submitted: 2013-08-13
Accepted: 2013-08-13
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An incidental detection of aortic aneurysm on Tc-99m MAG3 renal scintigraphy

Murat Sadic, Koray Demirel, Gökhan Koca, Hasan Ikbal Atilgan, Meliha Korkmaz
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2013.0044
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2013;16(2):97-99.

open access

Vol 16, No 2 (2013)
Case Report
Published online: 2013-08-01
Submitted: 2013-08-13
Accepted: 2013-08-13

Abstract

A 71-year-old man with newly diagnosed hypertension was referred for Technetium-99m mercaptoacetyltriglycine (Tc-99mMAG3) renal scintigraphy to evaluate the recent onset of impairmentin renal functions. Dynamic imaging revealed activity flowwhich was suspicious for aortic aneurysm (AA) with a concurrent decrease in left renal blood flow. CT angiography of the thoracoabdominal aorta confirmed that this area corresponded to AA. The purpose of this report was to present the first case of incidental detection of AA on Tc-99m MAG3 scintigraphy and highlight the importance of correlative imaging for thediagnosis of abnormal radioactivity accumulation in the regionof vascular structures.

Abstract

A 71-year-old man with newly diagnosed hypertension was referred for Technetium-99m mercaptoacetyltriglycine (Tc-99mMAG3) renal scintigraphy to evaluate the recent onset of impairmentin renal functions. Dynamic imaging revealed activity flowwhich was suspicious for aortic aneurysm (AA) with a concurrent decrease in left renal blood flow. CT angiography of the thoracoabdominal aorta confirmed that this area corresponded to AA. The purpose of this report was to present the first case of incidental detection of AA on Tc-99m MAG3 scintigraphy and highlight the importance of correlative imaging for thediagnosis of abnormal radioactivity accumulation in the regionof vascular structures.
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Keywords

aortic aneurysm, Tc-99m MAG3, renal scintigraphy, CT angiography

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Title

An incidental detection of aortic aneurysm on Tc-99m MAG3 renal scintigraphy

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 16, No 2 (2013)

Pages

97-99

Published online

2013-08-01

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2013.0044

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2013;16(2):97-99.

Keywords

aortic aneurysm
Tc-99m MAG3
renal scintigraphy
CT angiography

Authors

Murat Sadic
Koray Demirel
Gökhan Koca
Hasan Ikbal Atilgan
Meliha Korkmaz

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