The relationships between early cerebral blood flow (CBF) assessment and prognosis was evaluated in sixteen patients with hemispheric acute ischemic stroke. All patients were submitted to neurological examination, computerized tomography (CT) scan, cerebral angiography and CBF study within 6 hours from the onset of symptoms. The CBF assessment was obtained by the single proton emission computerized tomography (SPECT) technique, using 99 Tcm-HM-PAO as a flow tracer. The degree of perfusion deficit was found to correlate with the clinical evolution and with the extension of brain tissue damage at CT scan. Thus, SPECT may provide useful information in the early phase of stroke for predicting the course of the disease.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Medicina - Rivista della Enciclopedia Medica Italiana|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
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