Is Imaging Time Between two Tc 99m DMSA Scans Sufficient for Reporting as Renal Parenchymal Scarring? Healed Parenchymal Renal Defect After 6 Years

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Surucu E., Demir Y., Bayram M. T., KAVUKÇU S., Durak H.

MOLECULAR IMAGING AND RADIONUCLIDE THERAPY, vol.22, no.1, pp.14-17, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mirt.22
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-17
  • Keywords: Kidney cortex necrosis, technetium Tc-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid, urinary tract infections
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


We aimed to report a healed renal parenchymal defect after 6 years in a 9-year-old girl who was being followed for recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI). The first UTI was at the age of two. She was being followed with ultrasonography, urine analysis and urine culture since the first UTI. Technetium-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy was repeated four times up to the present day. She had a renal parenchymal defect reported as parenchymal scarring, which healed 6 years after the first DMSA scintigraphy.