[Skip to Content]
Sign In
Individual Sign In
Create an Account
Institutional Sign In
OpenAthens Shibboleth
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
December 1974

PhotoscanningAn Aid to the Early Diagnosis of Rupture of the Spleen

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Adelaide (Drs. Walsh and Ludbrook) and the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science (Dr. Ronai), Adelaide, South Australia. Dr. Walsh is presently a Commonwealth Medical Fellow with the Surgical Professorial Unit, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(6):812-815. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360060078021
Abstract

A survey was made of the delay between admission and operation in 62 patients with traumatic rupture of the spleen over a three-year period at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. In 42% of these patients, the delay was more than 12 hours, and in 16% more than 48 hours. In seven of these patients the diagnosis was made by photoscanning after injection of technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid. This is a valuable technique as a noninvasive method of early diagnosis of splenic rupture, especially in patients with multiple injuries.

References
1.
Drapanas T, Yates AJ, Brickman R, et al:  The syndrome of occult rupture of the spleen . Arch Surg 99:298-306, 1969.Article
2.
Wener L, Boyle CD:  Splenic scintiscanning in the preoperative diagnosis of subcapsular hematoma . N Engl J Med 277:35-37, 1967.Article
3.
Wener L:  Scintiscan diagnosis of splenic hematoma . Surg Gynecol Obstet 134:430-432, 1972.
4.
Jackson GL, Albright D:  Splenic rupture: Application of radioisotope techniques in diagnosis . JAMA 204:930-931, 1968.Article
5.
O'Mara RE, Hall RC, Dombrowski DL:  Scintiscanning in the diagnosis of rupture of the spleen . Surg Gynecol Obstet 131:1077-1084, 1970.
×