2016, Cilt 25, Sayı 0, Sayfa(lar) 139-141
Scintigraphy as a Reliable Technique for Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Pleuroperitoneal Leakage in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
DOI 10.5262/tndt.2016.32
İlhan KILIÇ1, İlhan KURULTAK1, Gül AKTAŞ2, Sedat ÜSTÜNDAĞ1, Ali SARIKAYA2
1Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, Edirne, Turkey
2Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, Peritoneal dialysis, Pleuroperitoneal leakage, Scintigraphy

Metabolic and mechanic complications can be seen due to peritoneal dialysis. Pleuroperitoneal leakage is rare but can be a life-threatening mechanic complication of peritoneal dialysis. Some techniques have been used to diagnose this entity. Radionuclide imaging can be used as a reliable technique in order to show the pleuroperitoneal passage and can be used to show the recovery. Herein we present the first case report in the literature about a patient with pleuroperitoneal shunt that was demonstrated scintigraphically during the leakage and after the resolution.

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