Evaluation of communication between intracranial arachnoid cysts and cisterns with phase-contrast cine MR imaging

Yildiz H., Erdogan C., Yalcin R., Yazici Z., Hakyemez B., Parlak M., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.26, no.1, pp.145-151, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-151
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The demonstration of communication between arachnoid cysts (ACs) and the adjacent subarachnoid space is a prerequisite for their proper management. CT cisternography (CTC) is the conventional method for functional evaluation of ACs. The sensitivity of MR imaging to CSF flow has been demonstrated, but reports of the clinical usefulness of MR CSF flow techniques in this application are limited. The purpose of our study was to prospectively evaluate the accuracy of MR CSF flow study as an alternative to CTC in this setting.