Long-term evaluation of asymptomatic patients operated on for intracranial epidermoid cysts - Comparison of the diagostic value of magnetic resonance imaging and computer-assisted cisternography for detection of cholesterin fragments

P. Lunardi, A. Fortuna, G. Cantore, P. Missori

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or computer-assisted cisternography (CAc) assessment of latent late recurrences in longterm asymptomatic patients surgically treated for intracranial epidermoid cyst is here presented. MRI was exclusively utilized in one patient; CAc was exclusively employed in three patients with metalic operative clips; both CAc and MRI were employed in another four patients. CAc appears to be more reliable than MRI in detecting cholesterin fragments in asymptomatic patients operated on for intracranial epidermoid cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-125
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume128
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994

Keywords

  • Cisternography
  • computerized assisted tomography
  • epidermoid cyst
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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