A case of soft tissue hematoma detected incidentally on 99m TC-labelled RBC gastrointestinal bleeding SPECT/CT

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2022 Jan;28(1):113-115. doi: 10.14744/tjtes.2020.90376.


We report an incidental finding on 99mTc-labelled RBC gastrointestinal bleeding scintigraphy of a 49-year-old female patient referred to our clinic in order to localize the bleeding site. The patient has also been suffering from chronic renal insufficiency and received several interventions of femoral catheterization. During the follow-up, an intense uptake was observed at the right inguinofemoral area which is evaluated as a large soft tissue hematoma and confirmed by SPECT/CT subsequently. On the 24th h delayed image an activity accumulation along the bowel trace on the right side of the abdomen was seen as evidence of lower gastrointestinal bleeding.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage* / diagnostic imaging
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage* / etiology
  • Hematoma* / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed