Heterogeneity of glucose metabolism in corticobasal degeneration

Takayuki Taniwaki, Takeshi Yamada, Tsuyoshi Yoshida, Masayuki Sasaki, Yasuo Kuwabara, Makoto Nakagawa, Futoshi Mihara, Satoru Motomura, Hiroshi Shigetou, Jun Ichi Kira

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)


A positron emission tomography (PET) study on the regional cerebral glucose metabolism (rCMRglc) was performed in six patients with corticobasal degeneration (CBD). The clinical features included asymmetrical parkinsonism with apraxia, were related to the cerebral cortical and basal ganglionic dysfunction. An MRI study showed all cases to have asymmetrical atrophy in the front-parietal cortex contralateral to the dominantly affected limb; however, no case was pathologically verified. A PET study revealed three cases to have asymmetrical glucose hypometabolism in the parietal lobe and thalamus, which was compatible with the results of previous reports. However, two patients demonstrated symmetrical glucose hypometabolism in the frontal lobe, striatum and parietal lobe while one case had a diffuse hypometabolism, in spite of a marked asymmetry of the neurological findings. These results therefore suggest the heterogeneity of the glucose hypometabolism in CBD based on the PET findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-76
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 26 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


Dive into the research topics of 'Heterogeneity of glucose metabolism in corticobasal degeneration'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this