TITLE

Cerebellar hypermetabolism in paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration

AUTHOR(S)
Choi, K-D.; Kim, J. S.; Park, S-H.; Kim, Y. K.; Kim, S. E.; Smitt, P. S.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Apr2006, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p525
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 51 year old man with paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration from gastric adenocarcinoma showed cerebellar hypermetabolism and increased perfusion on brain FDG-PET scan and SPECT during the acute stage of his illness. The patient underwent subtotal gastrectomy. The intensity of the hypermetabolism had decreased markedly on follow-up FDG-PET 3 months later following two cycles of chemotherapy. We suggest that the cerebellar hypermetabolism may have been due to an acute inflammatory process associated with an immunological reaction.
ACCESSION #
20737393

 

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