Cerebrospinal Fluid

  • S. T. Treves
  • L. A. O’Tuama
  • A. Kuruc


Sensitive, elegant assessments of normal and abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics can be obtained with relatively straightforward planar scintigraphy, and they deserve consideration as diagnostic tools for disorders affecting the CSF. The introduction of computed tomography (CT) and later magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has resulted in a reduction in the use of radionuclide cisternography. The method continues to be used in conjunction with clinical examination, structural imaging, and other neurological procedures in children to aid in the evaluation of selected clinical problems, such as evaluation of shunt function in the treated hydrocephalic patient.


Choroid Plexus Arachnoid Cyst Shunt Flow Obstructive Hydrocephalus Choroid Plexus Papilloma 
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  • S. T. Treves
  • L. A. O’Tuama
  • A. Kuruc

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