Chilaiditi's syndrome demonstrated by SPECT/CT

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Title Chilaiditi's syndrome demonstrated by SPECT/CT
Creator Perumal, Nalini S Vangu, Mboyo-Di-Tamba H Purbhoo, Khushica Dhoodhat, Shireen
Subject Nuclear Medicine Chilaiditi’s syndrome, hybrid imaging modality
Description Purpose: Chilaiditi’s syndrome is a rare condition commonly diagnosed as an incidental radiological finding. The aim of this report is to show the role of SPECT-CT in this syndrome and state the functional and anatomical role of this hybrid imaging modality.
Materials and Methods: A case report.
Results: A 49-year-old female patient was referred for gallium-67 citrate for a possible
granulomatous myositis and underwent SPECT-CT of the abdomen to assess the area of decreased gallium uptake on planar images of the liver. The combined SPECT and CT modality demonstrated findings consistent with the clinical evidence of Chilaiditi’s syndrome. The anatomical part of this hybrid modality made it easier to evaluate the area of gallium lack of uptake which was due to air in the colon.
Conclusion: This case does not only show the role of SPECT-CT in this syndrome but also suggest that the use of such modality should be considered whenever available in the evaluation of patients in whom the localization of active disease becomes imperative.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2009-11-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Case report
Format application/pdf application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v13i4.487
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 13, No 4 (2009); 94 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Coverage Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Rights Copyright (c) 2009 Nalini S Perumal, Mboyo-Di-Tamba H Vangu, Khushica Purbhoo, Shireen Dhoodhat