Cerebello-thalamo-cerebral diaschisis: a case report

J Neuroimaging. 1998 Apr;8(2):115-6. doi: 10.1111/jon199882115.


This reports positron emission tomography and [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (PET-FDG) in a 69-year-old woman who underwent resection of the left cerebellar hemisphere for an acoustic neurinoma 17 years earlier. Functional impairment in cerebral cortical and subcortical structures was evaluated by studying the level of glucose metabolic activity at rest. Relative glucose metabolism was reduced in the prefrontal cortex contralateral to the cerebellar lesion. Contralateral thalamic metabolism was reduced significantly. The results suggest that this phenomenon of "crossed cerebello-thalamo-cerebral diaschisis" is related to a functional depression of the cerebello-thalamo-cortical pathway.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / metabolism
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed / methods*