What is the role of PET scanning in the workup of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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In a pre-MRI study by PET scanning of children with SWS, Chugani et al demonstrated metabolic abnormalities in structurally affected hemispheres that extended beyond the anatomic abnormalities detected by CT scanning. [81] This result suggested that PET scanning might help to identify suitable candidates for hemispherectomy or focal cortical resection.


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