Blood-brain barrier disruption due to cerebral arteriography: CT findings

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1984 Oct;8(5):936-9. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198410000-00024.


Computed tomography was performed in two cases of blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption due to cerebral arteriography. The first case showed diffuse contrast enhancement in the right frontotemporal region in the distribution of the middle cerebral artery; in the second case patchy contrast enhancement in both gray and white matter of both hemispheres was demonstrated. The possible mechanism for BBB disruption in these patients is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Blood-Brain Barrier / drug effects*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Cortex / diagnostic imaging
  • Diatrizoate / analogs & derivatives*
  • Diatrizoate Meglumine / adverse effects*
  • Diatrizoate Meglumine / metabolism
  • Epilepsies, Partial / chemically induced*
  • Epilepsies, Partial / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*


  • Diatrizoate
  • Diatrizoate Meglumine