Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Mar-Apr;36 Suppl 111(2):169-170. Epub 2018 Jan 11.
St. Josef Stift Sendenhorst, Germany.
J Rheumatol 2009 Feb;36(2):457-9
BMJ Case Rep 2014 Apr 11;2014. Epub 2014 Apr 11.
Department of Neurology, Coimbra Universitary and Hospital Centre, Coimbra, Portugal.
A 56-year-old man presented with weight loss, articular pain and minor neurological symptoms progressing over 1 month. Neurosonological evaluation suggested occlusion in intracranial segments of the left vertebral artery (VA) and of both internal carotid arteries (ICA) and hypoechoic halo sign in both superficial temporal arteries. The diagnosis of giant cell arteritis was supported by inflammatory markers and confirmed by biopsy. Read More
J Neurol 2003 Aug;250(8):1006-9
Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol 2016 Nov - Dec;35(6):398-401. Epub 2016 May 10.
Rheumatology Unit, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, St. Anne's University Hospital Brno and Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Electronic address:
F-FDG PET/CT imaging is useful in patients with fever of unknown origin and can detect giant cell arteritis in extracranial large arteries. However, it is usually assumed that temporal arteries cannot be visualized with a PET/CT scanner due to their small diameter. Three patients with clinical symptoms of temporal arteritis were examined using a standard whole body PET/CT protocol (skull base - mid thighs) followed by a head PET/CT scan using the brain protocol. Read More