Finding of Right Hepatic Vein Focal Defect in Liver Scan of a Patient With Veno-Occlusive Disease

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A 38-year-old woman hospitalized for delivery after treatment for infertility with lymphocyte transfusions from her husband developed severe hepatopathy. On the basis of findings in a hepatic specimen obtained by biopsy, the authors diagnosed hepatic veno-occlusive disease. In scintigrams that used Tc-99m phytate, a long, narrow defect was found that extended from the outer part of the right lobe of the liver to the junction of the hepatic veins and the inferior vena cava. In SPECT of the liver performed with Tc-99m phytate, the defect corresponded to the region of the right hepatic vein.

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