DANIEL H. GREGORY, M.D.
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To the Editor: I should like to endorse the position set forth in the recent presentation by Klion and Rudavsky, "False-Positive Liver Scans in Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease" (Ann. Intern. Med. 69: 283, 1968). It has also been our experience that hepatic scintillation scanning in the presence of cirrhosis is of little clinical value and, indeed, often quite misleading.
The most striking example of a false-positive liver scan that we have recently encountered was in a patient with hypersplenism secondary to Laennec's cirrhosis. A liver scan was performed with sulfur colloid labeled with 1 mc of tc99. All of
GREGORY DH. FALSE-POSITIVE LIVER SCAN. Ann Intern Med. ;69:1075. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-5-1075_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(5):1075.
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