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Liver Scanning for Detection of Collateral Circulation in Liver Disease:  A Survey of 567 Hepatic Photoscans

Raymond B. Johnson, MC; Donald O. Castell, MC; William M. Lukash, MC
JAMA. 1969;207(3):528-532. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03150160040009.
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To determine whether the liver-scan findings previously shown to be related to portal-systemic collateral circulation occur only in patients with fibrotic liver disease, 567 hepatic scans with gold Au 198 performed over a six-year period were reviewed. Observance for liver "mottling," splenic uptake, or bone-marrow uptake of the isotope showed that one or more of these abnormalities was present in 51 (9.0%) of the patients. Evidence of portal-systemic collateral circulation on scan was most prominent in hepatic cirrhosis (76.6%); extrahepatic malignancies, acute and chronic hepatitis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, and chronic lung disease accounted for the remainder. Evidence of portal-systemic shunting is most common in cirrhosis, and, when seen in the noncirrhotic patient, occurs when portal hypertension and hepatic collateral circulation are likely to be present.

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