Abstract A chemical shift imaging (CSI) study was performed to directly assess relative concentrations of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), Cho and Cr metabolites in normal- and abnormal-appearing brain tissue of asymptomatic and symptomatic members of a single family with a neuropathologic, genetic and electrophysiological confirmed diagnosis of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy. The aim of the investigation was to evaluate clinical findings and metabolite abnormalities as early appearance of axonal injury in this syndrome. The main findings related statistically significant decreases in the mean metabolite ratios for NAA/Cr, NAA/Cho and Cho/Cr in the anterior parts in comparison with the posterior parts of the centrum semiovale in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The effect was considerably greater in the symptomatic patients, indicating a strong correlation between CSI and pathology results. No differences were found between the two areas in the control group. Although lactate signals were hardly detectable in individual spectra, there was a trend toward increased Lac/Cr values in the anterior parts with respect to the posterior parts in the patient group, with the effect particularly evident in the asymptomatic subjects with the gene mutation.

A chemical shift imaging study on regional metabolite distribution in a CADASIL family / Macri', MARIA ANTONIETTA; Colonnese, Claudio; Girolamo, Garreffa; Fattapposta, Francesco; Rita, Restuccia; Bianco, Federico; Ludovica, Labruna; Maraviglia, Bruno. - In: MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. - ISSN 0730-725X. - STAMPA. - 24:4(2006), pp. 443-447. ((Intervento presentato al convegno International School on Magnetic Resonance and Brain Function tenutosi a Erice, ITALY nel MAY 23-29, 2005 [10.1016/j.mri.2005.11.002].

A chemical shift imaging study on regional metabolite distribution in a CADASIL family

MACRI', MARIA ANTONIETTA;COLONNESE, Claudio;FATTAPPOSTA, FRANCESCO;BIANCO, Federico;MARAVIGLIA, Bruno
2006

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Abstract A chemical shift imaging (CSI) study was performed to directly assess relative concentrations of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), Cho and Cr metabolites in normal- and abnormal-appearing brain tissue of asymptomatic and symptomatic members of a single family with a neuropathologic, genetic and electrophysiological confirmed diagnosis of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy. The aim of the investigation was to evaluate clinical findings and metabolite abnormalities as early appearance of axonal injury in this syndrome. The main findings related statistically significant decreases in the mean metabolite ratios for NAA/Cr, NAA/Cho and Cho/Cr in the anterior parts in comparison with the posterior parts of the centrum semiovale in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The effect was considerably greater in the symptomatic patients, indicating a strong correlation between CSI and pathology results. No differences were found between the two areas in the control group. Although lactate signals were hardly detectable in individual spectra, there was a trend toward increased Lac/Cr values in the anterior parts with respect to the posterior parts in the patient group, with the effect particularly evident in the asymptomatic subjects with the gene mutation.
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