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Vol 2, No 2 (1999)
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Cerebral blood flow SPECT scanning in cortico-basal degeneration

J. Sławek
Nucl. Med. Rev 1999;2(2):85-86.

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Vol 2, No 2 (1999)
Published online: 2000-02-25
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease accounts for ca. 75% of all cases of Parkinsonism. Corticobasal degeneration is a relatively rare example of the so-called “Parkinson-plus” syndrome.
METHODS AND RESULTS: The authors present the case of a 56-year-old woman with rigidity and atypical tremor of upper extremity followed by gait apraxia, dysarthria, bilateral pyramidal signs and myoclonus. There was no improvement after treatment with L-dopa. The disease has progressed, but the patient is still alive. On the basis of clinical data a diagnosis of corticobasal degeneration has been established. Cerebral blood flow SPECT scanning revealed diffuse hypoperfusion of left frontal lobe, antero-inferior part of the left temporal lobe and left basal ganglia. The case illustrates the usefulness of brain SPECT in atypical forma of Parkinson’s disease.

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease accounts for ca. 75% of all cases of Parkinsonism. Corticobasal degeneration is a relatively rare example of the so-called “Parkinson-plus” syndrome.
METHODS AND RESULTS: The authors present the case of a 56-year-old woman with rigidity and atypical tremor of upper extremity followed by gait apraxia, dysarthria, bilateral pyramidal signs and myoclonus. There was no improvement after treatment with L-dopa. The disease has progressed, but the patient is still alive. On the basis of clinical data a diagnosis of corticobasal degeneration has been established. Cerebral blood flow SPECT scanning revealed diffuse hypoperfusion of left frontal lobe, antero-inferior part of the left temporal lobe and left basal ganglia. The case illustrates the usefulness of brain SPECT in atypical forma of Parkinson’s disease.
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Title

Cerebral blood flow SPECT scanning in cortico-basal degeneration

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 2, No 2 (1999)

Pages

85-86

Published online

2000-02-25

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 1999;2(2):85-86.

Authors

J. Sławek

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