Myelographic Techniques for the Detection of Spinal CSF Leaks in Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVE: Spinal leakage of CSF causes almost all cases of spontaneous intracranial hypotension. Leak detection and localization are important for both diagnosis and treatment. The myelographic appearance of the leaks may vary, however, depending on the cause of the leak, rate of leakage, and imaging modality used. CONCLUSION: The purpose of this article is to review the imaging of spinal CSF leaks and to assist in the selection of appropriate imaging modalities in this condition.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kranz, PG; Luetmer, PH; Diehn, FE; Amrhein, TJ; Tanpitukpongse, TP; Gray, L

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 206 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 8 - 19

PubMed ID

  • 26700332

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.15.14884


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States