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Scintigraphic Detection of Occult Hemorrhage Using RBCs Labeled In Vitro With Technetium Tc 99m Sodium Pertechnetate

Stephen R. Bunker, MC; John S. Kolina, MC; Kenneth A. Kaplan, MC; Robert J. McAuley, MSC; Robert J. Lull, MC
Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(5):1027-1028. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350050191036.
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• Scintigraphy with RBCs labeled with technetium Tc 99m sodium pertechnetate effectively located the source of hemorrhage in a patient receiving long-term anticoagulant therapy. (The patient was initially seen with a large hematoma on the flank.) More important, the procedure was used to monitor activity in this otherwise-occult bleeding site. Scintigraphic studies may be useful in the management of these difficult clinical problems.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1027-1028)

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