Spleen

  • S. T. Treves

Abstract

After the liver, the spleen is the next major site of phagocytosis. This function of the spleen causes the organ to take up intravenously administered tech-netium-99m (Tc-99m) sulfur colloid. In addition, the spleen is the principal site for red cell sequestration. As a consequence, selective splenic imaging is possible after intravenous administration of Tc-99m heat-damaged red blood cells.

Keywords

Biliary Atresia Rose Bengal Posterior View Accessory Spleen Anterior View 
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