A Comparison of lndium-111 Leukocyte and Gallium-67 Scintigraphy in a Patient With a Myocardial Abscess

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Abstract

A myocardial abscess, which developed in a 59-year-old man 3 years following aortic valve replacement, was detected by ln-111 leukocyte scintigraphy but not by Ga-67 scintigraphy. Although both ln-111 leukocyte scintigraphy and Ga-67 scintigraphy have been reported to detect myocardial abscesses, a comparison of the two studies in the same patient has not been reported previously. In this patient, only the scan performed with ln-111 leukocytes demonstrated significant localization of radiotracer in the abscess.

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