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Temporal lobe epilepsy presenting as panic attacks: detection of interictal hypometabolism with positron emission tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10800267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebral glucose metabolism was studied using positron emission tomography (PET) in a 13-year-old girl with a history of panic attacks that were thought to be of psychiatric origin. Positron emission tomography imaging revealed marked right temporal lobe hypometabolism and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected T2 changes consistent with right mesial temporal sclerosis. Electroencephalogram (EEG) studies 3 years later confirmed a primary diagnosis of right temporal lobe epilepsy. As shown by this case and one other, PET and MRI imaging of patients with panic disorder who are thought to have epilepsy may be helpful in leading to definitive electrographic studies that confirm temporal lobe epilepsy as the primary diagnosis.
M A Meyer; A W Zimmerman; C A Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1051-2284     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroimaging     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-06     Completed Date:  2000-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102705     Medline TA:  J Neuroimaging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Biomedical Imaging Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / complications*,  diagnosis
Fluorine Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use
Panic Disorder / etiology*
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Temporal Lobe / metabolism,  radionuclide imaging*
Tomography, Emission-Computed*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorine Radioisotopes; 0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 63503-12-8/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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