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Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 131–134 | Cite as

Protein-less into retroperitoneal lymphangioma: Demonstration by lymphoscintigraphy and blood-pool scintigraphy with Tc-99m-human serum albumin

  • Atsutaka Okizaki
  • Noriyuki Shuke
  • Wakako Yamamoto
  • Kouki Usui
  • Shin Kovano
  • Naoyuki Miyokawa
  • Yoshihiko Tokusashi
  • Tamio Aburano
Case Reports

Abstract

A rats, benign congenital lymphangioma has been reported to ocour frequently in the neck and axilla, but rarely in the retroperitoneal space. We report a case of a retroperitoneal lymphangioma associated with hypoproteinemia caused by protein-loss into the tumor. In this case, lympho-scintigraphy with subcutaneously injected Tc-99m-human serum albumin (HSA) disclosed the communication between the tumor and the lymphatic system, and sequential abdominal scintigraphy with intravenously injected Tc-99m-HSA revealed the protein loss into the tumor. Abdominal scintigraphy with Tc-99m-HSA injected intravenously or subcutaneously is occasionally useful for determining the etiology of hypoproteinemia.

Key words

retroperitoneal lymphangioma Tc-99m-HSA lymphoscintigraphy hypoproteinemia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atsutaka Okizaki
    • 3
  • Noriyuki Shuke
    • 3
  • Wakako Yamamoto
    • 3
  • Kouki Usui
    • 3
  • Shin Kovano
    • 1
  • Naoyuki Miyokawa
    • 2
  • Yoshihiko Tokusashi
    • 2
  • Tamio Aburano
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsAsahikawa Medical CollegeAsahikawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgical PathologyAsahikawa Medical CollegeAsahikawaJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyAsahikawa Medical CollegeAsahikawaJapan

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