Colloid gastric emptying with SPECT-CT after oesophagectomy
Keywords:Gastric emptying, Colloid scan, Esophagectomy, Squamous cell carcinoma
Scintigraphic analysis of gastric motility uses the rate of gastric emptying by measuring radioactivity remaining in the stomach at pre-defined points in time. It helps to assess unresolved symptoms of functional gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroparesis. Delayed gastric emptying can occur in post-oesophagectomy patients. Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus is a common indication for oesophagectomy. In such patients presenting with post-prandial symptoms of bloating, nausea or vomiting, colloid scintigraphy can play a vital role in evaluation of their symptoms. We present an interesting image of a post-oesophagectomy patient with persistent gastric dilatation suspected of delayed gastric emptying
Keywords: Gastric emptying, Colloid scan, Esophagectomy, Squamous cell carcinoma
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