What are the roles of transcranial near-infrared spectroscopy and cerebral oximetry in the workup of sickle cell disease (SCD) in children?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Newer techniques for noninvasive assessment of the brain have also been used to identify children with asymptomatic brain disease. Transcranial near-infrared spectroscopy or cerebral oximetry is increasingly being used as a screening tool for low cerebral venous oxygen saturation in children with sickle cell disease.


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