Brain oedema induced by ventricular puncture. A study by magnetic resonance on a series of forty-one normal-pressure hydrocephalic patients.

@article{Raftopoulos1994BrainOI,
  title={Brain oedema induced by ventricular puncture. A study by magnetic resonance on a series of forty-one normal-pressure hydrocephalic patients.},
  author={Christian Raftopoulos and Luc Bidaut and Cristo Chaskis and Francis Cantraine and Sarah Clarysse and Daniel Bal{\'e}riaux},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica},
  year={1994},
  volume={129 3-4},
  pages={177-80}
}
After ventricular catheterization magnetic resonance (MR) imaging very often demonstrates a focal area of high signal along the drain track which corresponds to parenchymal oedema. This high signal seemed to be more pronounced when the frontal area was catheterized than when the junctional parieto-temporo-occipital parenchyma (or trigonal area) was catheterized. In order to confirm this impression, we prospectively studied 41 consecutive patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus in whom both… CONTINUE READING