Hepatic Encephalopathy with Increased Cerebral Blood Flow in SPECT and MRI Abnormalities in the Basal Ganglia

Ichiro Kohira, Eriko Matsuo, Yoshihiko Shiro, Naoto Uemura, Seiji Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Kitamura, Yosuke Matsumoto, Hideki Ishizu, Kenichi Sakai, Shigetoshi Kuroda, Toshikiyo Shohmori

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Abstract

A case of hepatic encephalopathy with increased cerebral blood flow in singlephoton emission computed tomography (SPECT) and abnormalities upon magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is reported. SPECT showed increased blood flow exceeding 70 ml/100 g/min in the cerebellum, basal ganglia and cerebral cortex, with hyperammonemia and abnormal electroencephalographic signs showing severe generalized slowing. SPECT data and MRI might reflect abnormal metabolism and neuropathological changes in hepatic encephalopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994

Keywords

  • MRI
  • SPECT
  • cerebral blood flow
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • parkinsonism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Kohira, I., Matsuo, E., Shiro, Y., Uemura, N., Matsumoto, S., Kitamura, Y., Matsumoto, Y., Ishizu, H., Sakai, K., Kuroda, S., & Shohmori, T. (1994). Hepatic Encephalopathy with Increased Cerebral Blood Flow in SPECT and MRI Abnormalities in the Basal Ganglia. Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 48(1), 33-36. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1819.1994.tb02993.x