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The study of infantile hydrocephalus with combined air and isotope ventriculography
  1. Dov Front1,
  2. Willem J. Overbeek,
  3. Lourens Penning2
  1. Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands

    Abstract

    A method for a combined air and isotope ventriculography is described. Twenty-nine infants with suspected hydrocephalus were studied. The merit of the combined study is the possibility of obtaining both anatomical and functional information. A very small amount of radioactivity—15 μc—was found to give satisfactory results. Patterns of cerebrospinal fluid flow in communicating and non-communicating hydrocephalus and in cases of porencephalic cyst and complete obstruction of the lateral ventricles are described.

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    • 1 Present address: Department of Neurology, Tel Hashomer Government Hospital, Israel.

    • 2 Reprint requests to Dr. Penning.

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