Fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (18FDG) PET scan of the brain in glutaric aciduria type 1: clinical and MRI correlations.

@article{AlEssa1998Fluoro2deoxyglucoseP,
  title={Fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (18FDG) PET scan of the brain in glutaric aciduria type 1: clinical and MRI correlations.},
  author={Mohammed A. Al-Essa and Siema M. Bakheet and Zoltan Patay and Jehad Al-Watban and John E. Powe and Shailandra Joshi and Pinar T. Ozand},
  journal={Brain & development},
  year={1998},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={295-301}
}
The clinical, PET (positron emission tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings of brain studies in eight patients, previously diagnosed to have glutaric aciduria type 1, were retrospectively reviewed. The neurological findings typically consisted of variable degrees of dementia and extrapyramidal symptoms (dystonia, choreoathetosis and rigidity). Both MRI and PET showed involvement of the putamina in all the patients. The PET scan demonstrated lesions in the head of the caudate… CONTINUE READING