Author(s): Glantz MJ, Hall WA, Cole BF, Chozick BS, Shannon CM, et al.
Background. The authors assessed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow in patients with carcinomatous meningitis using technetium-99m-DTPA (Tc-99) ventriculography to determine the frequency of flow abnormalities, their reversibility with treatment, and the implications for successful therapy and survival.
Methods. Technetium-99m-DTPA flow studies were performed in 31 patients after placement of Ommaya reservoirs (Baxter, McGaw Park, IL). Two millicuries of Tc-99 were injected into the reservoir. Planar images of the head and entire spine were obtained after 10 and 30 minutes and after 1, 4, 6, and 24 hours. Follow-up studies were performed for 12 patients whose initial studies were abnormal or who developed complications of therapy.
Author(s): Mack F, Baumert BG, Schäfer N, Hattingen E, Scheffler B, et al.
Author(s): Prommel P, Pilgram-Pastor S, Sitter H, Buhk JH, Strik H
Author(s): Herrlinger U, Forschler H, Kuker W, Meyermann R, Bamberg M, et al.
Author(s): Shapiro WR, Johanson CE, Boogerd W