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Intrathoracic Splenosis* : Superiority of Technetium Tc 99m Heat-Damaged RBC Imaging

Thomas F. Hagman, MD; Helen T. Winer-Muram, MD; Cristopher A. Meyer, MD; S. Gregory Jennings, MD
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From the Indiana University School of Medicine (Drs. Hagman, Winer-Muram, Meyer, and Jennings), Indianapolis; and Richard L. Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center (Dr. Winer-Muram), Indianapolis, IN.

Correspondence to: Helen T. Winer-Muram, MD, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Radiology, 1481 West 10th St, Indianapolis IN 46202; e-mail: hwinermu@iupui.edu



Chest. 2001;120(6):2097-2098. doi:10.1378/chest.120.6.2097
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Intrathoracic splenosis is a rare diagnosis that is usually made following an invasive procedure. Although radiographic and CT findings are nonspecific, these findings combined with a history of splenic injury should suggest the possibility of thisdiagnosis. We present a patient with intrathoracic splenosis diagnosed on the basis of a technetium Tc 99m heat-damaged RBC scan following false-negative technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid scan results.

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