Transient frontal hypoperfusion in Tc-99m hexamethylpropyleneamineoxime single photon emission computed tomography imaging during alcohol withdrawal

Tutus A., KUGU N., SOFUOGLU S., NARDALI M., SIMSEK A. N., Karaaslan F., ...More

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.43, no.12, pp.923-928, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0006-3223(97)00322-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.923-928
  • Keywords: alcohol-withdrawal, regional cerebral blood flow, brain single photon computed emission tomography, Tc-99m, HMPAO, CEREBRAL BLOOD-FLOW, HMPAO SPECT, BRAIN
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Regional brain perfusion in patients during alcohol-withdrawal has been relatively less studied with brain SPECT technique. In this study, the hypothesis that possible regional cerebral bloodflow (rCBF) alterations due to alcohol withdrawal might be transitory in a homogenous group of alcoholic patients in terms of their physical-nutritional and cognitive functional conditions was investigated.