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[18F]-2-fluoro-1-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography in a patient with fatal familial insomnia

Regional cerebral glucose metabolism was imaged utilizing [18F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography in a patient with fatal familial insomnia of 10 months duration. Note the severe thalamic hypometabolism and milder secondary impairment in frontal and cingulate cortices (arrows). (Courtesy of Dr. Perani, HSR Milan.)

Associated Disorders

  • Ganglioblastoma and congenital central alveolar hypoventilation syndrome
  • Hirschsprung disease and congenital central alveolar hypoventilation syndrome