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Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT in linear nevus sebaceous syndrome

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Abstract

The authors present a case of linear nevus sebaceous syndrome (LNSS) with atrophy of bilateral frontotemporal areas of the brain, left cerebellum and hippocampus, and bilateral uncal dysplasia demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Magnetic resonance angiography revealed bilateral internal carotid artery hypoplasia with absence of flow in the anterior and middle cerebral arteries. Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT demonstrated more areas of perfusion defects while MRI detected volume loss and gliosis in affected areas. Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT may be more useful for revealing absent or decreased perfusion areas of brain lesions than MRI in LNSS. Key words: linear nevus sebaceous syndrome, Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT, MRI, MR angiography.

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Correspondence to Abdullah Özkiriş or Cem Evereklioglu or Mustafa Kula or Mehmet Somdaş or Kuddusi Erkiliç or Abdulhakim Coşkun.

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Özkiriş, A., Evereklioglu, C., Kula, M. et al. Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT in linear nevus sebaceous syndrome. Ann Nucl Med 17, 703–706 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02984979

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Keywords

  • Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography
  • Middle Cerebral Artery
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Brain Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography
  • Cerebral Blood Flow Image