Korean J Nucl Med.  1999 Apr;33(2):184-188.

A Case of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: Detection of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage by Early Dynamic Radionuclide Cisternography


Although cerebrospinal fluid leakage is suggested as one of the causes of spontaneous intracranial hypotension, on]y a few cases with direct evidence of cerebrospinal fluid leakage on radionuclide cisternography have been reported in the literature Indirect evidences of cerebrospinal fluid leakage such as early visualization of the soft tissue and bladder or delayed migration of radiotracer have been observed in most patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension. We report a case of spontaneous intracranial hypotension in which cerebrospinal fluid leakage was directly demonstrated by early dynamic imaging of spine on radionuclide cisternography. We suggest that early dynamic imaging of spine is an important adjunctive procedure in detecting cerebrospinal fluid leakage in patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension.


Spontaneous intracranial hypotension; Cerebrospinal fluid; Cerebrospinal fluid leakage Radionuclide cisternography; Tc-99m DTPA
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