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Neuroradiology. 2000 Dec;42(12):874-80.

Gadolinium-myelocisternography for cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea.

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Altona General Hospital Hamburg, Germany.


Knowledge of the exact site of leakage of cerebrospinal fluid CSF leakage is important for planning surgery. We report our experience with myelocisternography with Gd-DTPA. We decided that intrathecal use of this contrast medium was justified in selected cases when other techniques have failed. After we had given detailed information to four patients with CSF leakage, they underwent five examinations. The images were interpreted by comparing those before and after injection. In all cases the contrast medium arrived at the basal cisterns, giving high contrast against adjacent structures. All patients tolerated the examination without complications or any indication of side effects.

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