Tc-99m Albumin Scintigraphy in the Localization of Protein Loss in the Gut

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Scintigraphic localization of gastrointestinal protein loss has been recently reported. A noninvasive method for the localization of protein loss in the gut using Tc-99m labeled albumin seems encouraging and is described here. In six patients studied for protein-losing enteropathy, scintigraphic results of four were positive.

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