Meckel Diverticulum Scan
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Ectopic gastric mucosa scan, Meckel scan, Meckel scintigraphy.
To assess, evaluate, and diagnose the cause of abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding.
There are no activity or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Instruct the patient to fast and refrain from fluids for 8 hr prior to the procedure. Instruct the patient to take a histamine blocker, as ordered, 2 days before the study to block gastrointestinal (GI) secretion.
Regarding the patient's risk for bleeding, the patient should be instructed to avoid taking natural products and medications with known anticoagulant, antiplatelet, or thrombolytic properties or to reduce dosage, as ordered, prior to the procedure. Number of days to withhold medication is dependent on the type of anticoagulant. Note the last time and dose of medication taken. Protocols may vary among facilities.
No other radionuclide scans or procedures using barium contrast medium should be scheduled within 24 to 48 hr before this procedure.
- Normal distribution of radionuclide by gastric mucosa at normal sites.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Meckel Diverticulum Scan." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425118/5.0/Meckel_Diverticulum_Scan.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Meckel Diverticulum Scan. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425118/5.0/Meckel_Diverticulum_Scan. Accessed October 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Meckel Diverticulum Scan. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425118/5.0/Meckel_Diverticulum_Scan
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Meckel Diverticulum Scan [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425118/5.0/Meckel_Diverticulum_Scan.
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