Small gliomas: metabolism and blood flow.

  title={Small gliomas: metabolism and blood flow.},
  author={Miki Tamura and Toshiaki Shibasaki and S. Horikoshi and Naofumi Ono and Akira Zama and Teruo Kakegawa and Shogo Ishiuchi},
  journal={Neurologia medico-chirurgica},
  volume={34 2},
Eight patients with small gliomas (6 low-grade and 2 high-grade) localized in a single gyrus or less than 2 cm diameter were investigated using positron emission tomography and single photon emission computed tomography. All three tumors examined demonstrated hypermetabolism of amino acids. High-grade gliomas demonstrated hypermetabolism of glucose and high blood flow, but normal or low oxygen metabolism. High-grade gliomas also showed accumulation of 201Tl chloride and high or low accumulation… CONTINUE READING