Striking neurologic 18F-FDG PET/CT pattern in Devic’s disease (neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder)

  • Diego Alfonso López-MoraEmail author
  • Albert Flotats
  • Alejandro Fernández
  • Marina Sizova
  • Valle Camacho
  • Ignasi Carrió
Image of the Month
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Image of the month


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


  1. 1.
    Lana-Peixoto MA, Talim N. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and anti-MOG syndromes. Biomedicines. 2019;7(2).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kawai M, Shimizu F, Omoto M, Ogasawara J-I, Takahashi T, et al. Neuromyelitis optica shows hypermetabolism in 18- fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Clin Exp Neuroimmunol. 2012;3(2):85–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Higashiyama A, Komori T, Inada Y, Nishizawa M, Nakajima H, et al. Diffuse 18F-FDG uptake throughout the spinal cord in the acute phase of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum disorder. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017;44(9):1609–10.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Wingerchuk DM, Banwell B, Bennett JL, Cabre P, Carroll W, et al. International consensus diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. Neurology. 2015;85(2):177–89.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Patterson SL, Goglin SE. Neuromyelitis Optica. Rheum Dis Clin N Am. 2017;43(4):579–91.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nuclear Medicine Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

Personalised recommendations