Ictal 18F-FDG PET/MRI in a Patient With Cortical Heterotopia and Focal Epilepsy

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Abstract

A 19-year-old man with epilepsy underwent ictal 18F-FDG PET/MRI, showing a 5 mm heterotopic nodule in the periventricular white matter, adjacent to the frontal horn of the left lateral ventricle (SUVmax, 5.5; glucidic cerebral metabolic rate, 0.317 μmol/mL). A repeated 18F-FDG PET/MRI, during seizure freedom, showed, at visual analysis, subtle decrease of the nodule metabolism. SUVmax and glucidic cerebral metabolic rate were clearly reduced to 3.7 and 0.226, respectively. Ictal 18F-FDG PET/MRI could be useful in epilepsy because of the added value of SUVmax and cerebral metabolic rate of glucose analysis to understand the relationship between heterotopy and epilepsy.

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