Multicentric glioma studied with positron emission tomography: a case report

Kiyotaka Sato, Motonobu Kameyama, Kiichi Ishiwata, Takamasa Kayama, Takashi Yoshimoto, Masatoshi Ito

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Positron emission tomography (PET) studies of a multicentric glioma case were undertaken using 11C-methionine (Met) and 18F-fluorodeoxyuridine (FUdR). Met-PET revealed high accumulating lesion in both the left and right hemispheres, whereas in the FUdR-PET, the lesion on the right showed marked accumulation, but not that on the left. For both foci, the histologic diagnoses were anaplastic astrocytoma, but the lesion on the right showed higher density of undifferentiated tumor cells than that on the left. PET studies using Met and FUdR are effective in delineating the proliferative potential of glioma cells, which otherwise cannot be determined by histopathologic studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalSurgical Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1


  • C-methionine
  • F-fluorodeoxyuridine
  • Multicentric glioma
  • PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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