Mycotic Aneurysm in Thoracic Aorta Detected by Gallium-67 Scan: A Case Report

Chi-Lin Kuo, Feng-Ju Chuang, Chung-Huei Hsu, Yuarn Jang Lee, Chi-Ming Lee, Nen-Chung Chang

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Abstract

Gallium-67 (67Ga) citrate has been used for detecting infection and inflammation ever since its discovery in 1971. At the sites of inflammation, it is taken by leukocytes and bacterial siderophores. It has an affinity to lactoferrin which is
released from degranulated neutrophils. To our knowledge, mycotic aneurym detected by 67Ga scan has rarely been reported. We report an interesting case of infected aneurysm of thoracic aorta detected by 67Ga citrate scan but was indeterminate on
the MRI study.
Translated title of the contribution利用鎵—67造影偵測出感染性主動脈瘤: 一病例報告
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
Journal核子醫學雜誌
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • 鎵—67檸檬酸鈉
  • 感染性胸主動脈瘤
  • 核磁共振掃描
  • 67Ga citrate
  • mycotic aneurysm
  • MRI

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