Liver-spleen scan | definition of liver-spleen scan by Medical dictionary
liver-spleen scan Nuclear medicine A scintigraphic imaging technique in which a radiopharmaceutical–eg, 99mTc, 198Au is injected IV to visualize metabolically-active, isotope-labeled, potentially malignant masses of ≥ 2 cm in the liver and spleen Indications Determine liver and spleen size, ID dysfunction, detect focal lesions. See Radionuclide imaging.
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Taking into consideration the patient's splenectomy the possibility of ectopic splenic tissue was entertained and a radionuclide pertechnetate liver-spleen scan
Bone scan, liver-spleen scan
did not reveal any metastasis.
Seventeen (3.7%) patients with thrombocytosis were observed out of which 3 (17.6%) were diagnosed as having hyposplenism by characteristic peripheral smear and confirmed later by liver-spleen scans
showing absence of splenic uptake (a finding of functional autosplenectomy).