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Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 185–189 | Cite as

Tuberculosis peritonitis: Gallium-67 scintigraphic appearance

  • Yukiharu Sumi
  • Yutaka Ozaki
  • Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Noboru Shindoh
  • Hitoshi Katayama
  • Fumihiko Tamamoto
Case Report

Abstract

Tuberculosis peritonitis is a rare manifestation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The results of gallium-67 scintigraphy of three patients with tuberculosis peritonitis were reviewed to assess its usefulness in the diagnosis of this condition. Tuberculosis peritonitis was associated with diffuse or focal abdominal localization and decreased hepatic accumulation of gallium-67. These gallium-67 scan features of tuberculosis peritonitis may help to optimize the diagnosis and management of this disease.

Key words

tuberculosis peritonitis gallium-67 scintigraphy computed tomography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukiharu Sumi
    • 1
  • Yutaka Ozaki
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Hasegawa
    • 1
  • Noboru Shindoh
    • 1
  • Hitoshi Katayama
    • 1
  • Fumihiko Tamamoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyJuntendo University Urayasu HospitalChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyTokyo Metropolitan Otsuka HospitalJapan

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