Rim sign: Radionuclide imaging in a patient with acute gangrenous cholecystitis and cholelithiasis after nonspecific abdominal ultrasonography

A. K. Hayashi, G. Soudry, P. E. Dibos

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Abstract

A 62-year-old man had right upper quadrant abdominal pain, jaundice, fever, and leukocytosis. Tc-99m HIDA imaging showed nonvisualization of the gallbladder and increased pericholecystic hepatic uptake. The latter scintigraphic finding, known as a 'rim sign,' is often associated with acute gangrenous cholecystitis. Surgery in this patient showed acute cholecystitis with focal areas of gangrenous necrosis associated with a solitary calculus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-389
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Gallbladder gangrene
  • Hepatobiliary scan
  • Rim sign
  • Scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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