Radiology Image Quiz

 

A 2-year-old girl develops painless rectal bleeding. Based on the Technetium-99m (99mTc) pertechnetate scan (shown above) which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A) Crohn's disease

B) Intussusception

C) Meckel's diverticulum

D) Pseudomembranous enterocolitis

E) Ulcerative colitis

F) Volvulus

G) Zenker's diverticulum

 

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Answer:  Meckel's Diverticulum

The image is of a "Meckel's Scan"  which uses Technetium-99m (99mTc) pertechnetate to 'light-up'  gastric mucosa.  Notice the intense uptake in the right upper quadrant which corresponds to the stomach and the increased uptake in the left lower quadrant that corresponds to the gastric mucosa present within a Meckel's diverticulum.

 

 

Radiology Image Credit:  ©2015 JasonRobertYoungMD [Arrows and labels added]   Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International CC BY-SA 4.0

Comments  

#3 Jayatheeswaran Vijay 2017-01-26 17:48
Thanks Doctor Barone. It was a good recap. :-) :-)
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#2 irine 2017-01-26 03:19
Thank You Dr.
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#1 hashim 2016-04-30 12:08
Highly interisted images... a lot thanks
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