Bowel visualization during indium-111-labelled diethylene triamine penta-acetic acid cisternography due to massive cerebrospinal fluid leak - Case report and review of the literature

Petra J. Jeffery, Samuel Sostre, L. R. Scherer, Wayne Kasecamp, Edwaldo E. Camargo

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We report a case of massive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage where the tracer injected intra-thecally for radionuclide cisternography was later visualized in the bowel as well as the nasopharynx. We discuss the potential implications of this finding in patients with CSF leaks. A brief review of the diagnosis of CSF leaks is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-368
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number6-8
StatePublished - Jun 1 1990



  • CSF leak
  • Radionuclide cisternography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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