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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Neuroradiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Sep 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology