A scintigraphic single photon emission computed tomographic (SPECT) evaluation of frontal perfusion alteration was performed in five patients with known cerebellar lesions but with normal supratentorial computed tomographic (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) scans. A clearly evident asymmetry was found in prefrontal areas in the four subjects with acquired cerebellar damage. The fifth subject, who had congenital left cerebellar hypoplasia, did not show any frontal flow asymmetry. The data support the growing clinical evidence that the cerebellum contributes to the cognitive processes of the frontal lobes and suggest a possible role for SPECT examination in the assessment of functional cognitive impairment in patients with acquired cerebellar lesions.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Nuclear Medicine Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology