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Brain glucose metabolism in thalamic syndrome.
  1. E C Laterre,
  2. A G De Volder,
  3. A M Goffinet
  1. University of Louvain Positron Tomography Laboratory, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.


    Regional brain glucose metabolism was studied in a case of postischaemic thalamic syndrome. Despite a normal density of the thalamus on MRI and CT images, a 17% relative hypometabolism was found in the posterior thalamus on the affected side. This observation of functional anomalies in the posterior thalamic complex in case of thalamic syndrome is compatible with a deregulated processing of pain-related information at this level.

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