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Hell J Nucl Med. 2015 May-Aug;18(2):163-5. doi: 10.1967/s002449910214. Epub 2015 Jul 20.

18F-FDG PET/CT findings in a case of a semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia.

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G├╝lhane Military Medical Academy and School of Medicine, Department of Nuclear Medicine, 06018, Etlik-Ankara, Turkey. since@gata.edu.tr.

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  • Hell J Nucl Med. 2016 Jan-Apr;19(1):63. Guzeldemir, Erdal [corrected to Eroglu, Erdal].

Abstract

Progressive speech and language disorders are commonly referred to as primary progressive aphasia (PPA), which is a clinical syndrome eroding both speech and language. Functional imaging may reveal the cause of this disorder even if structural imaging is absent. Fluorine-18- fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) allows the assessment of neuronal activity by semi-quantitatively measuring glucose metabolism in the brain. In medical literature, (18)F-FDG PET/CT studies show hypometabolic areas in different regions of the brain which are special clues for differentiating the subgroups of PPA.

CONCLUSION:

This case was reported to demonstrate the characteristic (18)F-FDG PET CT findings for a semantic variant of PPA.

PMID:
26187219
DOI:
10.1967/s002449910214
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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