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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-60

Intravenous blood pool activity masquerading as gastrointestinal hemorrhage


Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Service, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA

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Dr. Scott A Fleming
Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Service, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_28_19

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Radiolabeled red blood cell (RBC) scintigraphy is a common study to detect and localize gastrointestinal hemorrhage. There are many potential entities that may result in false-positive RBC scintigraphy. Here, we present a case of enlarged feeding vessels of omental carcinomatosis which scintigraphically might be mistaken as intraluminal bowel activity and thus active hemorrhage. This case highlights the importance of reviewing correlative imaging in patients with a large neoplastic burden.


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