A new imaging modality in detection of caustic oesophageal injury: Technetium-99m pyrophosphate scintigraphy


Aksu B., Durmuş Altun G., Üstün F., Torun N., KANTER M., Ümit H., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.73, no.3, pp.409-415, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2008.11.008
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-415

Abstract

Objectives: Early oesophagoscopy is usually recommended in children after caustic ingestion to assess the severity of the initial digestive lesions. An oesophagoscopic procedure in children always demands to be performed under sedation and bears a certain risk of iatrogenic injury. The purpose of the study is to determine the value and sensitivity of Tc-99m pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) scintigraphy for the detection of caustic oesophageal injury.