Technetium-99m sulfur colloid diffuse lung uptake and its resolution in acute fatty liver of pregnancy

L. Habelson Wilf, H. A. Ziessman, L. I. Marion, J. Balseiro, J. W. Keyes

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Abstract

This case report describes a patient with acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) who, at the height of her severe illness, had the scintigraphic pattern of diffuse lung uptake on a Tc-99m sulfur colloid (SC) liver-spleen scan. The lung uptake completely resolved on a follow-up scan after her recovery. This case report and a review of the literature suggest that Tc-99m SC lung uptake is a manifestation of serious underlying disease of various causes. However, the prognosis is dependent on the nature of the underlying disease process and the patient's subsequent clinical course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951-953
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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