Functional imaging in neuroacanthocytosis

K. L. Leenders*, H. H. Jung

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    Abstract

    The published functional neuroimaging results indicate that the major finding in neuroacanthocytosis (NA) is severe striatal hypometabolism, either with or without atrophy. There is some evidence that the right side is more affected than the left. Cortical abnormalities are either not present or subtle, but if present appear to be particularly located in the frontal cortex. As with NA, an intriguing variety of devastating movement disorders may arise when specific striatal lesions occur. Due to the low prevalence of NA only a few patients have been investigated to date, and further studies are needed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNEUROACANTHOCYTOSIS SYNDROMES II
    EditorsRH Walker, S Saiki, A Danek
    Place of PublicationBERLIN
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages163-173
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-71692-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Conference on Neuroacanthocytosis Syndromes - , Moldova, Republic of
    Duration: 1-Jan-2006 → …

    Other

    OtherInternational Conference on Neuroacanthocytosis Syndromes
    Country/TerritoryMoldova, Republic of
    Period01/01/2006 → …

    Keywords

    • STRIATAL GLUCOSE-METABOLISM
    • HUNTINGTONS-DISEASE
    • CHOREA-ACANTHOCYTOSIS
    • MCLEOD-SYNDROME
    • CEREBRAL INVOLVEMENT
    • PET
    • MUTATION
    • MRI

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