Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography may predict the outcome in patients with asymptomatic mild stenosis of internal carotid artery--case report.


:A 47-year-old male presented with asymptomatic mild (45%) internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis associated with familial hypercholesterolemia. Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) showed that the carotid plaque had high uptake of [(18)F]FDG on the initial scan. He was treated with antiplatelet agent, but subsequently developed retinal artery occlusion on the ipsilateral side. The patient safely underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Histological examination revealed that the plaque was rich in lipids and activated macrophages. Previous large randomized clinical trials have clarified that CEA is an effective therapeutic option to reduce the risk for subsequent ischemic stroke in patients with severe (more than 70%) ICA stenosis. The case strongly suggests that [(18)F]FDG PET may be a useful modality to identify inflamed and/or vulnerable carotid plaque and may be useful to predict the risk for subsequent ischemic stroke even in patients with mild to moderate ICA stenosis (less than 70%).


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    journal_title:Neurologia medico-chirurgica

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    journal_title:Neurologia medico-chirurgica

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    journal_title:Neurologia medico-chirurgica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Growth hormone-producing pituitary adenomas: MR characteristics and pre- and postoperative evaluation.

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    journal_title:Neurologia medico-chirurgica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:1993-02-01 00:00:00

  • Cerebral mycotic aneurysm treated with endovascular occlusion--case report.

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    journal_title:Neurologia medico-chirurgica

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Watanabe A,Hirano K,Ishii R

    更新日期:1998-10-01 00:00:00

  • Efficacy of revascularization surgery for moyamoya syndrome associated with Graves' disease.

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    journal_title:Neurologia medico-chirurgica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Endo H,Fujimura M,Niizuma K,Shimizu H,Tominaga T

    更新日期:2010-01-01 00:00:00

  • Symptomatic Rathke's cleft cyst simulating arachnoid cyst--case report.

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    journal_title:Neurologia medico-chirurgica

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Onda K,Tanaka R,Takeda N,Yamada N,Takahashi H

    更新日期:1989-11-01 00:00:00

  • Reappearance of Cranial Nerve Dysfunction Symptoms Caused by New Artery Compression More than 20 Years after Initially Successful Microvascular Decompression: Report of Two Cases.

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    journal_title:Neurologia medico-chirurgica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Inoue H,Kondo A,Shimano H,Yasuda S,Murao K

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Pineal region tumor manifesting initially as hearing impairment.

    abstract::An 18-year-old male presented with a pineal region germinoma with hearing impairment as the chief complaint. Magnetic resonance image demonstrated a well-enhanced multi-cystic tumor extending into the upper fourth ventricle and wall of the bilateral lateral ventricles. Audiometry revealed bilateral mild hearing impair...

    journal_title:Neurologia medico-chirurgica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Islam MS,Asano K,Tabata H,Ohkuma H,Suzuki S

    更新日期:2002-07-01 00:00:00