J Löttgen

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Management of low-grade gliomas continues to be a challenging task, because CT and MRI do not always differentiate from nontumoral lesions. Furthermore, tumor extent and aggressiveness often remain unclear because of a lack of contrast enhancement. Previous studies indicated that large neutral amino acid tracers accumulate in most brain tumors, including(More)
Experimental models of focal cerebral ischemia have provided important data on early circulatory and biochemical changes, but typically their correspondence with metabolic and hemodynamic findings in stroke patients has been poor. To fill the gap between experimental studies at early time points and rather late clinical studies, we repeatedly measured CBF,(More)
Using the 2-[F-18]fluorodeoxyglucose method, 213 positron emission tomographic (PET) studies of local brain glucose metabolism (CMRglu) were performed in 124 patients with various forms of epilepsy. Interictal PET scans of primary epileptics typically showed some global metabolic depression and decreased functional activity of insular, basal and anterior(More)
PURPOSE Positron emission tomography (PET) using 18F-radiolabeled deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) is a sensitive procedure for detection of epileptogenic foci. Although alterations in glucose consumption are not restricted to the area of seizure generation itself, the magnitude and extent of cerebral metabolic disturbances induced by epileptic discharges can be(More)
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