Hemoptysis demonstrated on Tc99m-sulfur colloid scanning - A rare complication of amoebic liver abscess

Rakesh Kumar, Bharathi Dasan, Saikat Choudhury, Mohiuddin Hadi, Grupad Bandopadhyaya, Arun Malhotra

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Abstract

We report the finding of bleeding into right lung from a ruptured amoebic liver abscess. A 25-year-old male presented with pain in the right lower chest and cough associated with expectoration of chocolate-colored sputum. Radiographs of chest showed right-sided pleural effusion. Serial images of Tc99m-sulfur colloid study revealed progressive accumulation of radiotracer in the upper photopenic area extending into the right lung region suggestive of active bleeding from the abscess cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-298
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amoebic liver abscess
  • Bronchopulmonary hepatic fistula
  • Tc99m-sulfur colloid imaging

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