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August 1970

Isotope Cisternography and Ventriculography: Evaluation of Hydrocephalus in Children

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Radiology, Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, and State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School, Buffalo.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(2):109-114. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100070053003

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.