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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


    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.