1991 Volume 40 Issue 11 Pages 452-454
Splenic uptake in 67Ga scintigraphy was evaluated retrospectively in 296 patients, 379 examinations. 25% (54/220) in male and 38% (60/ 159) in female showed splenic uptake. 10% (22/220) in mate and 17% (27/159) in female showed splenic uptake as much as lumber vertebra. There was no significant relationship between high splenic uptake and clinical diagnosis. About half cases of high splenic uprake showed splenomegaly or liver dysfunction. But one third of high splenic uptake cases showed no abnormal findings. Close relationship between splenic up-take alteration and chemotherapy was suspected. The splenic distribution of 67Ga may be influenced by splenomegaly, liver dysfunction, and chemotherapy.