Spontaneous Ureteral Rupture During a Tc-Mercaptoacetyltriglycine Renal Scan

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-16-2024

Publication Title

Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology

Abstract

After therapeutic pelvic radiation for malignancy such as prostate cancer, patients are at greater risk for spontaneous ureteral rupture. Bladder outlet obstruction and other more proximal causes of obstruction also exacerbate this vulnerability. Here we present a case of spontaneous ureteral rupture during a Tc-mercaptoacetyltriglycine nuclear renal scan secondary to Foley catheter obstruction in a 73-y-old man with a prior ureteral reimplantation procedure. Prompt detection of Foley catheter malfunction could potentially prevent such adverse events.

PubMed ID

38627015

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