Isotope cisternography and ventriculography have proved to complement other accepted radiological examinations in establishing a primary diagnosis of hydrocephalus in infants. The former provides an acceptable and valuable screening test for evaluating suspected compensated hydrocephalus without altering established cerebrospinal fluid equilibrium. The patency of a ventriculoatrial shunt is easily and safely demonstrated by these investigations; whether or not there is further need for the shunt may be established. Criteria for interpreting findings are stated; the safety and advantages of the tests are enumerated.
Glasauer FE, Alker GJ, Leslie EV. Isotope Cisternography and Ventriculography: Evaluation of Hydrocephalus in Children. Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(2):109–114. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100070053003
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