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September 1989

Normal Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics: A Study With Intraventricular Injection of 111In-DTPA in Leukemia and Lymphoma Without Meningeal Involvement

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Dr Haaxma-Reiche) and Nuclear Medicine (Drs Piers and Beekhuis), University of Groningen, the Natherlands.

Arch Neurol. 1989;46(9):997-999. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520450067021

• The cerebrospinal fluid flow pattern in seven patients with leukemia or lymphoma, but without prior meningeal or cerebral disease, was studied following introduction of indium-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid In-DTPA 111 in a lateral ventricle through an Ommaya reservoir. The time to egress from the ventricular system into the basal cisterns was variable but generally short. One hour after administration, the basal cisterns were clearly visible in all patients. Thereafter, kinetics throughout the cranial and spinal subarachnoid space were consistent. The flow patterns of three patients cured of meningeal dissemination and one patient with mild meningeal leukemia were similar to the normal pattern.

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