Gadolinium enhancement of the leptomeninges caused by hydrocephalus: a potential mimic of leptomeningeal metastasis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A patient had severe hydrocephalus and diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement on MR which mimicked leptomeningeal spread of a primary brain tumor. The leptomeningeal enhancement resolved completely after decompression of the hydrocephalus. Data suggest that the leptomeningeal enhancement is caused by vascular stasis induced by the hydrocephalus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schumacher, DJ; Tien, RD; Friedman, H

Published Date

  • April 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 639 - 641

PubMed ID

  • 8010263

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8334191

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-6108


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States