Gadolinium-myelocisternography for cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea

Neuroradiology. 2000 Dec;42(12):874-80. doi: 10.1007/s002340000485.


Knowledge of the exact site of leakage of cerebrospinal fluid CSF leakage is important for planning surgery. We report our experience with myelocisternography with Gd-DTPA. We decided that intrathecal use of this contrast medium was justified in selected cases when other techniques have failed. After we had given detailed information to four patients with CSF leakage, they underwent five examinations. The images were interpreted by comparing those before and after injection. In all cases the contrast medium arrived at the basal cisterns, giving high contrast against adjacent structures. All patients tolerated the examination without complications or any indication of side effects.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / etiology
  • Contrast Media
  • Female
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myelography / methods*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity


  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA