Periventricular high signal lesions and signal void on magnetic resonance imaging in hydrocephalus. Diagnostic and prognostic significance. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cerebral Ventricles
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

abstract

  • The presence of periventricular high signal lesions and ventricular signal void was tabulated and compared in three groups: patients with unshunted hydrocephalus (n = 24), cerebral atrophy (n = 14), and a subgroup of treated hydrocephalus subjects studied both pre- and post-shunting (n = 6). We found that T2 high signal lesions and ventricular signal void are common in both hydrocephalus and atrophy and are of no value in distinguishing between the two. The pre-treatment presence or absence of periventricular high signal lesions and signal void were of no use in predicting the clinical outcome of shunting in hydrocephalus.

publication date

  • January 1986

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 2980505

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 388

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 369