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MELAS 증후군과 미토콘드리아 근육병에서의 Tc-99m ECD 뇌단일 광전자방출 전산화단층촬영 소견: 자기공명영상과의 비교

Other Titles
 Tc-99m ECD brain SPECT in MELAS syndrome and mitochondrial myopathy: comparison with MR findings. 
Authors
 박상준  ;  유영훈  ;  전태주  ;  김재근  ;  남지은  ;  윤평호  ;  윤춘식  ;  이종두  ;  윤혈호 
Citation
 Korean Journal of Nuclear Medicine (대한핵의학회지), Vol.32(6) : 490-496, 1998 
Journal Title
 Korean Journal of Nuclear Medicine (대한핵의학회지) 
ISSN
 1225-6714 
Issue Date
1998
Abstract
Purpose: We evaluated brain perfusion SPECT findings of MELAS syndrome and mitochondrial myopathy in correlation with MR imaging in search of specific imaging features. Materials and Methods: Subjects were five patients (four females and one male; age range, 1 to 25 year) who presented with repeated stroke-like episodes, seizures or developmental delay or asymptomatic but had elevated lactic acid in CSF and serum. Conventional non-contrast MR imaging and Tc-99m-ethyl cysteinate dimer (ECD) brain perfusion SPECT were Performed and imaging features were analyzed. Results: MRI demonstrated increased T2 signal intensities in the affected areas of gray and white matters mainly in the parietal (4/5) and occipital lobes (4/5) and in the basal ganglia (1/5), which were not restricted to a specific vascular territory. SPECT demonstrated decreased perfusion in the corresponding regions of MRI lesions. In addition, there were perfusion defects in parietal (1 patient), temporal (2), and frontal (1) lobes and basal ganglia (1) and thalami (2). In a patient with mitochondrial myopathy who had normal MRI, decreased perfusion was noted in left parietal area and bilateral thalami. Conclusion: Tc-99m ECD SPECT imaging in patients with MELAS syndrome and mitochondrial myopathy showed hypoperfusion of parieto-occipital cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus and temporal cortex, which were not restricted to a specific vascular territory. There were no specific imaging features on SPECT. The significance of abnormal perfusion on SPECT without corresponding MR abnormalities needs to be evaluated further in larger number of patients.
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Yonsei Authors
Ryu, Young Hoon(유영훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9000-5563
Yoon, Choon Sik(윤춘식) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2010-6710
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/176475
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