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Indian J Nucl Med. 2013 Jan;28(1):23-5. doi: 10.4103/0972-3919.116806.

Post meningitis subdural hygroma: Anatomical and functional evaluation with (99m)Tc-ehylene cysteine dimer single photon emission tomography/computed tomography.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.


Subdural hygroma is the collection of cerebrospinal fluid in the subdural space. Most often these resolve spontaneously. However, in cases with neurological complications surgical drainage may be needed. We here, present the case of an 8-year-old boy with post meningitis subdural hygroma. (99m)Tc-ehylene cysteine dimer ((99m)Tc-ECD) hybrid single photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) carried out in this patient, demonstrated the subdural hygroma as well as the associated cerebral hypoperfusion. If (99m)Tc-ECD SPECT/CT is integrated into management of these patients, it can help in decision making with respect to conservative versus surgical management.


99mTc-ehylene cysteine dimer; magnetic resonance imaging; single photon emission tomography/computed tomography; subdural hygroma

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