Recurrent glioma and crossed cerebellar diaschisis in a patient examined with 18F-DOPA and 18F-FDG PET/CT

Ferdinando Calabria, Orazio Schillaci

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Abstract

Two years after resection of a left parietal glioma, a 46-year-old woman underwent 18F-FDG and 18F-DOPA brain PET/CT. 18FDG showed left parietal hypometabolism with crossed cerebellar diaschisis. No abnormally increased 18FDG activity was seen. 18F-DOPA PET/CT scan demonstrated focal left parietal uptake. Recurrent glioma was confirmed by surgical biopsy. 18F-DOPA may demonstrate abnormal amino acid metabolism in evaluation of recurrence of glioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)878-879
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • F-DOPA
  • F-FDG
  • brain tumor recurrence
  • crossed cerebellar diaschisis
  • PET/CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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