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Early tracer uptake of multiple renal cysts in a paediatric case of unilateral hydronephroureter during diuretic 99mTc_diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA) renography.

Author

Joel C. Mendoza,
Gerard F. Goco,
Francis Gerard M. Estrada

Related Institution

Department of Nuclear Medicine - St. Luke's Medical Center

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Case report
Title
The Philippine Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
January-June 2013
Volume
8
Issue
1
Page(s)
16-18

Abstract

The paucity of functioning renal parenchyma in polycystic kidneys results in poor to non-visualization on radionuc/ide renography. We report the case of a 4-year old male who presented with recurrent urinary tract infection and left hydronephroureter with multiple renal cysts on ultrasound. Diuretic 99mTc_DTPArenal scan showed gradual tracer accumulation in multiple distinct cystic structures in the left kidney with eventual tracer washout in the post-void images with and without diuresis. Visualization of distinct "grape-like" structures with radiotracer concentration that exhibits tracer washout on dynamic renography can therefore differentiate communicating polycystic conditions from megaca/yces.

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box No. 21 Fulltext Print Format

 
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