Child's Nervous System

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 139–143 | Cite as

The value of CSF flow studies in infants with communicating hydrocephalus

  • Francesco Velardi
  • Harold J. Hoffman
  • Judith M. Ash
  • E. Bruce Hendrick
  • Robin P. Humphreys
Original Papers


The authors describe their technique of dynamic CSF scanning utilizing the radionucleide material Tc-99m diethylentriamine-pentacetic acid (DTPA). Thirty-four infants with macrocephaly and enlarged intracranial CSF spaces were investigated with this technique. The resulting studies were graded according to severity. The grading scheme was of value in determining which patients would benefit from a CSF diversionary shunt.

Key words

CSF scan Hydrocephalus Intraventricular hemorrhage Macrocephaly Prematurity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Velardi
    • 1
  • Harold J. Hoffman
    • 2
  • Judith M. Ash
    • 3
  • E. Bruce Hendrick
    • 2
  • Robin P. Humphreys
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of NeurosurgeryUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Division of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Division of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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