Decubitus CT Myelography for CSF-Venous Fistulas: A Procedural Approach

M. D. Mamlouk, R. P. Ochi, P. Jun, P. Y. Shen

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Abstract

SUMMARY: Decubitus CT myelography is a reported method to identify CSF-venous fistulas in patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension. One of the main advantages of decubitus CT myelography in detecting CSF-venous fistulas is using gravity to dependently opacify the CSF-venous fistula, which can be missed on traditional myelographic techniques. Most of the CSF-venous fistulas in the literature have been identified in patients receiving general anesthesia and digital subtraction myelography, a technique that is not performed at all institutions. In this article, we discuss the decubitus CT myelography technique and how to implement it in daily practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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