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FDG PET Findings of the Brain in Sudden Blindness Caused by Bilateral Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Revealing Giant Cell Arteritis.
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PMID:  25275418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report the case of a 73-year-old woman presenting sudden blindness caused by bilateral simultaneous central retinal artery occlusion revealed by ophthalmoscopy. Temporal artery biopsy confirmed the giant cell arteritis. The patient was treated with a systemic steroid without visual recovery. FDG PET/CT was performed 6 months later in the context of persistent inflammatory syndrome. This case shows the close relationship between functional activity and glucose energy metabolism. We observed both bilateral occipital hypometabolism corresponding to loss of functional activity and bilateral temporal (auditory areas) and orbitofrontal hypermetabolism related to compensatory neuronal plasticity.
Sébastien Dietemann; Vincent Noblet; Alessio Imperiale; Cyrille Blondet; Izzie Jacques Namer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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