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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-54

Renal scintigraphy in diagnosis and management of nephroptosis


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Santhi Bhushan Murari
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.108874

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Clinical manifestations of Nephroptosis are ubiquitous. Diagnosis is achieved after ruling out all other causes of abdominal pain by investigations. However, Nuclear Scan with Tc-99m GHA, MAG 3 and DTPA renal agents with dedicated imaging in supine and erect postures confirms the diagnosis5. Not only as a diagnostic aid, it also helps in decision making for surgical correction by depicting the changes in drainage and GFR in different postures. We describe a case of Nephroptosis where DTPA Renal Scintigraphy addressed the diagnostic and therapeutic issues in the case.


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