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The role of 99mTc-Ubiquicidin (UBI) and 99mTc-IgG scintigraphies in diagnosis of acute appendicitis: A preliminary result

Otaghvar, H.R.A. and Baniahmad, M. and Pashazadeh, A.M. and Nabipour, I. and Javadi, H. and Rezaei, L. and Assadi, M. (2014) The role of 99mTc-Ubiquicidin (UBI) and 99mTc-IgG scintigraphies in diagnosis of acute appendicitis: A preliminary result. Iranian Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 22 (1). pp. 7-10. ISSN 16812824 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies. In spite of the relatively high rate of negative appendectomy, as a result of miss diagnosis, uncertainty of diagnosis still continues to challenge physicians. The objective of this prospective study was to investigate the role of 99mTc-Ubiquicidin (UBI) scintigraphy in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and to compare 99mTc-UBI scintigraphy with 99mTc-IgG scintigraphy. Methods: Twelve patients with right lower quadrant pain and suspicious of acute appendicitis were referred to the nuclear medicine imaging center. Radionuclide imaging was performed with 99mTc-UBI in 8 and 99mTc-IgG in 4 patients. Ultrasonography, Alvarado scoring and histopathological examinations were also performed as additional diagnostic tests. Results: Reports from 99mTc-IgG and 99mTc-UBI scintigraphies of all patients were negative. Conclusion: This study may conclude that 99mTc-IgG scintigraphy and 99mTc-UBI scintigraphy in the detection of appendicitis do not have adequate efficacy. However, in order to better evaluate 99mTc-IgG and 99mTc-UBI scintigraphy, a comprehensive study on a large number of patients with clinical suspicious of acute appendicitis would be more helpful.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Iran. J. Nucl. Med. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Persian Gulf Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: 99mTc-IgG scintigraphy, 99mTc-UBI scintigraphy, Acute appendicitis, Alvarado scoring, Ultrasonography, immunoglobulin g tc 99m, radiopharmaceutical agent, ubiquicidin tc 99m, unclassified drug, acute appendicitis, adult, Alvarado score, article, clinical article, controlled clinical trial, controlled study, diagnostic test accuracy study, diagnostic value, echography, female, gastrointestinal tract scintiscanning, histopathology, human, intermethod comparison, lower abdominal pain, male, named inventories, questionnaires and rating scales, prospective study, single photon emission computer tomography, young adult
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 06:34
Last Modified: 09 May 2015 04:46
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1684

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