Language mapping in pretreatment planning of patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformation: A PET study

Rozet Tatlidil, Jinhu Xiong, Pamela New, Alexander West, Peter Fox

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Abstract

Purpose: Three patients who had cerebral arteriovenous malformations underwent language mapping by positron emission tomography (PET) to identify the dominant hemisphere for language and the spatial relation of lesions to language areas. Methods: Mapping was performed to assess the risk that surgery could cause neurologic deficits and to plan other therapeutic strategies. Results: The information obtained by PET language mapping changed the course of management for these patients. Two patients were treated with stereotactic radiosurgery and one patient with surgical resection. Conclusions: PET imaging can be a valuable noninvasive tool for mapping the functional cortex and for preoperative planning of different treatment options in patients with arteriovenous malformations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-595
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2000

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Language Mapping
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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