Abstract: Two years after resection of a left parietal glioma, a 46-year-old woman underwent 18F-FDG and 18F-DOPA brain PET/CT. FDG showed left parietal hypometabolism with crossed cerebellar diaschisis. No abnormally increased FDG activity was seen. 18F-DOPA PET/CT scan demonstrated focal left parietal uptake. Recurrent glioma was confirmed by surgical biopsy. 18F-DOPA may demonstrate abnormal amino acid metabolism in evaluation of recurrence of glioma.
From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli (IS); and †Department of Biopathology and Diagnostic Imaging, University “Tor Vergata,” Rome, Italy.
Received for publication February 16, 2012; revision accepted May 30, 2012.
Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Reprints: Ferdinando Calabria, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, IRCCS Neuromed, Via Atinense 18, 86077 Pozzilli (IS), Italy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.