World Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 398--400

Interictal 18F- FDG PET/computed tomography brain in a case of frontoethmoidal encephalocele


Vankadari Kousik1, Kandraju Sai Satish2, Sai Sripada Rao3, Boyina Jagadeshwar Rajesh2 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, India
2 Department of Neurology, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, India
3 Department of Neurology, Hope Hospital, Nizamabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vankadari Kousik
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital, Alexander Road, Kummari Guda, Shivaji Nagar, Secunderabad - 500 003, Telangana
India

Encephaloceles, also known as meningoencephaloceles, are a group of neurological disorders characterized by herniation of the cerebral parenchyma along with overlying meninges through openings in the skull bone. They can be seen following congenital defect in neural tube closure or acquired defect in the skull bone. We report a case of acquired frontoethmoidal encephalocele presenting with drug-refractory epilepsy. Interictal FDG PET-computed tomography done for lateralization and localization of seizure focus showed right-sided frontoethmoidal encephalocele associated with hypometabolism in the adjacent right frontopolar cortex, concordant with ictal onset on electroencephalogram.


How to cite this article:
Kousik V, Satish KS, Rao SS, Rajesh BJ. Interictal 18F- FDG PET/computed tomography brain in a case of frontoethmoidal encephalocele.World J Nucl Med 2021;20:398-400


How to cite this URL:
Kousik V, Satish KS, Rao SS, Rajesh BJ. Interictal 18F- FDG PET/computed tomography brain in a case of frontoethmoidal encephalocele. World J Nucl Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Aug 8 ];20:398-400
Available from: http://www.wjnm.org/article.asp?issn=1450-1147;year=2021;volume=20;issue=4;spage=398;epage=400;aulast=Kousik;type=0