Focal hypermetabolism in 18F-FDG PET indicates neuroinflammation and potential of postsurgical recovery in cervical myelopathy

Frank W. Floeth, Karl-Josef Langen, Norbert Galldiks, Sven Eicker, Hans-Jakob Steiger & Jörg Herdmann
Objective: The impact of glucose uptake using 18F-FDG PET regarding the functional recovery after decompressive surgery and the pathophysiologic role of compression induced local neuroinflammation of the spinal cord in patients with degenerative cervical spine stenosis and myelopathy was determined.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]