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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0006-3223(97)00322-3
  • Title of Journal : BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.923-928


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.