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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 1999;17(6): 879-885.
복합부분 간질중첩증의 발작기 양전자방출 단층촬영 소견
김병건, 이용석 김주용*이상건*
을지의과대학 을지병원 신경과,서울대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실*
Ictal PET Findings of Complex Partial Status Epilepticus
Byung-Kun Kim, M.D., Yong-Seok Lee, M.D., Joo-Yong Kim, M.D.*, Sang-Kun Lee, M.D.*
Departments of Neurology, Eulji College of Medicine, Eulji Hospital and College of Medicine, Seoul National University*
We performed an 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) position emission tomography (PET) in two patients with complex partial status epilepticus (CPSE). Ictal FDG studies usually occur by chance, because of the unpredictable nature of seizures and the short half-life of flourine-18. In addition to that, ictal PET studies are often contaminated by postictal hypometabolism due to the relatively long FDG uptake period. We experienced two patients with prolonged states of mental confusion. During the confused state, eletrophysiologic and neuroimaging studies were done to confirm the diag-nosis of CPSE. Ictal PET studies showed hypermetabolism during status epilepticus compared with interictal PET. There has been no case report about ictal PET in Korea. We present two cases of ictal PET with a review of the literature J Korean Neurol Assoc 17(6):879~885, 1999 Key Words : PET, Complex partial status epilepticus, Hypermetabolism