Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 1995 , Vol 4 , Issue 1
The Evaluation of Microcirculation in Buerger's Dlsease Uslng TL-201/Tc-99 m MAA sclntigraphy
Azman ATEŞ1, Erhan VAROGLU2, Güngör TAŞTEKİN2, Yasemin AKIN2, Necip BECİT1, Mustafa CERRAHOGLU1, Münacettin CEViZ1, Ahmet BAŞOGLU1, İbrahim YEKELER1, Hikmet KOÇAK1
1Atatürk !liversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum
2Atatürk Universitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum
In this study, 1O patients with Buerger's disease (TAO) and patients and 7 patients with atherosclerosis obliterans (ASO) asa control group were studied for the evaluation of microvascular disturbance in TAO. After 1 minute exercise, 37 MBq TL-201 was injected intraarterially and anterior planar images of feed and whole body images of lower extre­ mities were obtained. Sama procedure was repeated after ene week using 185 MBq Tc-99 m MAA (macroaggregated albumin). Rectangular region of interests (ROi) were drawn on TL-201 and Tc-99 m-MAA images, and TL-201/Tc-99 m-MAA uptake ratios were calculated.

TL-201/Tc-99 m-MAA ratios of toes of TAO cases were lower than those of ASO cases (p< 0.05), whereas no sig­ nificant difference was found far lower limbs and feet. This findings may be explained by the disturbances of microvas- cular regulation in TAO. • Keywords :