Magnetic resonance demonstration of intracranial CSF flow in children

Richard G. Curless, Robert M. Quencer, Debra A. Katz, Marilyn Campanioni

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We determined the feasibility and value of studying intracranial CSF flow in children with potential CSF pathway problems using a cardiac gated cine magnetic resonance (MR) format. We studied 15 consecutive patients with a variety of clinical problems that suggested possible CSF pathway problems. The diagnoses included Chiari malformation, Dandy-Walker syndrome, external hydrocephalus, cerebellar tumor, CNS histoplasmosis, and tuberculous meningitis. In addition to documenting the feasibility of the technique in children (7 of 15 were less than 2 years of age), we derived significant new information relative to pathogenesis and/or therapy. The study provides preliminary evidence supporting intracranial CSF flow studies at the time of routine MR imaging of appropriate children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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