Regional cerebral glucose metabolism and blood flow in a patient with Marchiafava-Bignami disease

Kazunari Ishii, Yoshitaka Ikejiri, Masahiro Sasaki, Hajime Kitagaki, Etsuro Mori

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Abstract

We report functional neuroimaging studies of a 54-year-old man with Marchiafava-Bignami disease (MBD). Glucose metabolic images obtained by [18F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography showed diffusely reduced whole brain metabolism and strongly decreased metabolism in the frontal and parietal lobes, orbital gyrus, and thalamus. Cerebral perfusion images showed a similarly decreased radioactivity pattern as the metabolic images. Functional neuroimages would be useful for understanding the pathophysiologic processes of MBD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1251
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume20
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Sep 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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