Clinique Générale - Beaulieu

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Clinique des Grangettes

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Digestive investigations

Scintigraphy looking for a Meckel diverticulum

Preparation
None.

The process
The examination takes place in 1 session.
Intravenous injection followed by the imaging (duration: 1 hr).
During the examination under the camera please remain motionless.

Main clinical indications

  • Looking for a Meckel diverticulum

Principle
The imaging is based on the uptake of a radiopharmaceutical by the gastric mucosa, which when it is abnormally present within the Meckel diverticulum (ectopia) is visualised in the form of an increased activity on the scintigraphy. This ectopic gastric mucosa may be responsible for a bleeding attributable to ulcers induced by acid secretions.

Normal examination.