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The Unnecessity of Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography in the Etiologic Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Delay in Craniosynostosis Patients

Authors
 Chae Eun Yang  ;  Eun Kyung Park  ;  Myung Chul Lee  ;  Kyu Won Shim  ;  Yong Oock Kim 
Citation
 Archives of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol.18(1) : 21-24, 2017 
Journal Title
 Archives of Craniofacial Surgery 
ISSN
 2287-1152 
Issue Date
2017
Keywords
Craniosynostosis ; Evaluation ; Positron emission tomography computed tomography
Abstract
BACKGROUND: In evaluation of craniosynostosis patients in terms of neurodevelopmental delay, positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET-CT) scan can be used to assess brain abnormalities through glucose metabolism. We aimed to determine the unnecessity of PET-CT in this study. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients diagnosed with craniosynostosis who underwent distraction osteogenesis from October, 2010 to November, 2013 were reviewed. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and PET-CT scan were carried out for evaluation of the brain structure and function, whereas X-ray and CT scan were taken for evaluation of the skull. RESULTS: Nine patients reported abnormal MRI findings which were not significant, and five patients showed local problem on brain on PET-CT scan. No correlation was found among them. CONCLUSION: PET-CT evaluation of possible abnormal brain findings do not affect surgical planning or require additional therapy. Preoperative PET-CT scan is not the essential study to get any etiologic information of the disease consequences or to establish the treatment plan.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/161280
DOI
10.7181/acfs.2017.18.1.21
Appears in Collections:
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (성형외과학교실)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Neurosurgery (신경외과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
김용욱(Kim, Yong Oock) ; 박은경(Park, Eun Kyung) ; 심규원(Shim, Kyu Won) ; 양채은(Yang, Chae Eun)
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