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Slit Ventricule Syndrome

C D Goeser, M S McLeary, L W Young
Most pediatric patients with hydrocephalus are treated with ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement. However, shunt malfunction is common and is usually caused by mechanical failure. Shunt obstructions may be confirmed with radioisotope examination or with fluoroscopically guided injection of iodinated contrast material into the shunt reservoir. Disconnections or breaks are more readily detected at radiography in cases in which barium-impregnated shunt tubing was used. Migration and leakage may also occur...
May 1998: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
S Ben Amor, P Maeder, F Gudinchet, C Duc, M Ingvar-Maeder
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is a rare but well known entity first described by the German neurosurgeon Schaltenbrand. We report the clinical and radiological findings of four patients (2 males, 2 females, mean age 55 years) presenting with this clinical entity and peculiar constant MRI findings. Intense postural headache was present in all patients together with a very low CSF pressure at lumbar tap although none of the patients had any history of recent lumbar puncture, spinal or cerebral surgery or cranio-cervical trauma...
October 1996: Revue Neurologique
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