Application of Digital Subtraction Angiography for Quantitative Estimation of Shunt Function

  • Y. Okada
  • T. Shima
  • S. Matsumura
  • M. Nishida
  • T. Yamada
  • K. Yamane
  • S. Okita
  • H. Sato
Conference paper

Abstract

CSF shunt systems have been widely applied in the treatment of hydrocephalus patients whose prognosis would be strictly dependent on shunt function. Although many shunt function tests have been introduced, no simple and quantitative method is available [1, 2]. In this study, the authors introduced a new method using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as CSF shunt function test and evaluated its clinical applicability.

Keywords

Hydrocephalus DTPA Metrizamide 

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References

  1. 1.
    Brisman R, Schneider S, Carter S (1973) Subarachnoid infusion and shunt function Technical note. J Neurosurg 38:379–381PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Graham P, Howman-Giles R, Johnston I, Besser M (1982) Evaluation of CSF shunt patency by means of Technetium-99m DTPA. J Neurosurg 57:262–266PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Okada
    • 1
  • T. Shima
    • 1
  • S. Matsumura
    • 1
  • M. Nishida
    • 1
  • T. Yamada
    • 1
  • K. Yamane
    • 1
  • S. Okita
    • 1
  • H. Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Departmennt of NeurosurgeryChugoku Rousai HospitalKureJapan

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