Acute gastric dilatation: An incidental finding in a meckel study

Sahin M., Bernay I., Basoglu T., Onen T., Coskun C.

Annals of Nuclear Medicine, vol.11, no.2, pp.155-157, 1997 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf03164826
  • Journal Name: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-157
  • Keywords: Acute gastric dilatation, Meckel study, Tc-99m pertechnetate
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


A Meckel study was performed in a patient with melena who at the same time had a peritoneal catheter for dialysis because of renal failure. There was no pathological or abnormal accumulation of Tc-99m pertechnetate in the abdomen, except for the stomach where gastric dilatation was observed. This incidental finding of gastric dilatation which was thought to be a result of irritation of the peritoneal cavity, disappeared 24 hours after the peritoneal catheter was removed.