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Significance of frontal cortical atrophy in Parkinson's disease: computed tomographic study

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Abstract

Fifty-five patients with Parkinson's disease were evaluated clinically and with brain computed tomography (CT) in order to determine the incidence of frontal cortical and subcortical atrophy. Twenty cases of age-related healthy control group were also scanned. The CT criteria of frontal cortical atrophy that was used in this study were the maximum width of frontal hemispheric cortical sulci and width of anterior interhemispheric fissure between frontal lobes comparing with maximum width of hemispheric cortical sulci except frontal lobes. And the criteria of frontal subcortical atrophy were bifrontal index bicaudate index, and Evans index. The results are as follows: 1. Cortical atrophic changes in Parkinson's disease were more prominent in frontal lobe rather than other causes of cortical atrophy. 2. Frontal cortical and subcortical atrophic changes were also more prominent in Parkinson's disease rather than age-related control group. 3. Subcortical atrophic changes in frontal lobe were always associated with cortical atrophic changes. 4. Changes of basal ganglia were hardly seen in Parkinson's disease. 5. Cortical atrophic changes in frontal lobe must be the one of significant findings in Parkinson's disease.
Authors:
Lee, Kyung Sang; Suh, Jung Ho; Chung, Tae Sub; Kim, Dong Ik [1] 
  1. College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
Oct 15, 1987
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the Korean Radiological Society; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: 13 refs, 4 figs, 5 tabs
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ATROPHY; BRAIN; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; DISEASES; PATIENTS
OSTI ID:
21114439
Country of Origin:
Korea, Republic of
Language:
Korean
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1738-2637; DBSHAH; TRN: KR0803674122199
Submitting Site:
KRN
Size:
page(s) 709-715
Announcement Date:
Dec 19, 2008

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Lee, Kyung Sang, Suh, Jung Ho, Chung, Tae Sub, and Kim, Dong Ik. Significance of frontal cortical atrophy in Parkinson's disease: computed tomographic study. Korea, Republic of: N. p., 1987. Web.
Lee, Kyung Sang, Suh, Jung Ho, Chung, Tae Sub, & Kim, Dong Ik. Significance of frontal cortical atrophy in Parkinson's disease: computed tomographic study. Korea, Republic of.
Lee, Kyung Sang, Suh, Jung Ho, Chung, Tae Sub, and Kim, Dong Ik. 1987. "Significance of frontal cortical atrophy in Parkinson's disease: computed tomographic study." Korea, Republic of.
@misc{etde_21114439,
title = {Significance of frontal cortical atrophy in Parkinson's disease: computed tomographic study}
author = {Lee, Kyung Sang, Suh, Jung Ho, Chung, Tae Sub, and Kim, Dong Ik}
abstractNote = {Fifty-five patients with Parkinson's disease were evaluated clinically and with brain computed tomography (CT) in order to determine the incidence of frontal cortical and subcortical atrophy. Twenty cases of age-related healthy control group were also scanned. The CT criteria of frontal cortical atrophy that was used in this study were the maximum width of frontal hemispheric cortical sulci and width of anterior interhemispheric fissure between frontal lobes comparing with maximum width of hemispheric cortical sulci except frontal lobes. And the criteria of frontal subcortical atrophy were bifrontal index bicaudate index, and Evans index. The results are as follows: 1. Cortical atrophic changes in Parkinson's disease were more prominent in frontal lobe rather than other causes of cortical atrophy. 2. Frontal cortical and subcortical atrophic changes were also more prominent in Parkinson's disease rather than age-related control group. 3. Subcortical atrophic changes in frontal lobe were always associated with cortical atrophic changes. 4. Changes of basal ganglia were hardly seen in Parkinson's disease. 5. Cortical atrophic changes in frontal lobe must be the one of significant findings in Parkinson's disease.}
journal = {Journal of the Korean Radiological Society}
issue = {5}
volume = {23}
place = {Korea, Republic of}
year = {1987}
month = {Oct}
}