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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jan;206(1):8-19. doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.14884.

Myelographic Techniques for the Detection of Spinal CSF Leaks in Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension.

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1
1 Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808, Durham, NC 27710.
2
2 Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Spinal leakage of CSF causes almost all cases of spontaneous intracranial hypotension. Leak detection and localization are important for both diagnosis and treatment. The myelographic appearance of the leaks may vary, however, depending on the cause of the leak, rate of leakage, and imaging modality used.

CONCLUSION:

The purpose of this article is to review the imaging of spinal CSF leaks and to assist in the selection of appropriate imaging modalities in this condition.

KEYWORDS:

CSF; CSF leak; myelography; spontaneous intracranial hypotension

PMID:
26700332
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.15.14884
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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