MR imaging of intraventricular silicone: case report

Radiology. 1999 Jul;212(1):151-4. doi: 10.1148/radiology.212.1.r99jl27151.


A 42-year-old man with human immunodeficiency viral infection developed cytomegaloviral retinitis that was complicated by retinal detachment and was treated with an intravitreous injection of silicone. Fifteen months later, magnetic resonance imaging revealed intraocular and intraventricular silicone. Signal intensity characteristics and chemical shifts of silicone in the two locations were identical.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / therapy
  • Adult
  • Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage
  • Cerebral Ventricles* / pathology
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis / therapy
  • Foreign-Body Migration / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Retinal Detachment / therapy
  • Silicone Oils* / administration & dosage
  • Vitrectomy


  • Antiviral Agents
  • Silicone Oils