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Tc-99 HMPAO CEREBRAL SPECT IMAGING IN BRAIN DEATH PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX SPINAL AUTOMATISM [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2002; 8(4): 198-201

Tc-99 HMPAO CEREBRAL SPECT IMAGING IN BRAIN DEATH PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX SPINAL AUTOMATISM

Ferda Kahveci1, Ahmet Bekar2, Fevzi Tamgaç3, Gülsen Korfalı1, Eray Alper3
1Uludağ University, Department Of Anesthesiology And Reanimation, Bursa, Turkey
2Uludağ University, Department of Neurosurgery, Bursa, Turkey
3Uludağ University, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Bursa, Turkey

Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the value ofTc-99 HMP AO cerebral SPECT imaging to confirm brain death in patients with complex spinal automatism.
Methods: Fifteen patients (8 female, 7 male) aged between 1,5-48 years showing spinal movements within 24-72 hours after brain death were examined with Tc-99 HMPAO cerebral SPECT.
Results: All patients demonstrated empty skull on Tc-99 HMPAO images and no contradictory case was ob- served between standard clinical criteria and SPECT study.
Conclusion: Non-invasive brain SPECT study is valuable to diagnose and confirm brain death with spinal automatism in adults and children.

Keywords: Tc-99 HMPAO SPECT, brain death, spinal automatism

KOMPLEKS SPİNAL OTOMATİZMALI OLGULARDA BEYİN ÖLÜMÜNÜ TANIMLAMAK İÇİN Tc-99 HMPAO SEREBRAL SPECT GÖRÜNTÜLEME YÖNTEMİ

Ferda Kahveci1, Ahmet Bekar2, Fevzi Tamgaç3, Gülsen Korfalı1, Eray Alper3
1Uludağ University, Department Of Anesthesiology And Reanimation, Bursa, Turkey
2Uludağ University, Department Of Neurosurgery, Bursa, Turkey
3Uludağ University, Department Of Nuclear Medicine, Bursa, Turkey


Ferda Kahveci, Ahmet Bekar, Fevzi Tamgaç, Gülsen Korfalı, Eray Alper. Tc-99 HMPAO CEREBRAL SPECT IMAGING IN BRAIN DEATH PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX SPINAL AUTOMATISM. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2002; 8(4): 198-201

Corresponding Author: Ferda Kahveci, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English