Gadolinium enhancement of the cerebrospinal fluid in a patient with meningeal fibrosis and cryptococcal infection

Neuroradiology. 1997 Jul;39(7):504-5. doi: 10.1007/s002340050454.


We describe the case of a 52-year-old man, with cryptococcal meningitis and meningeal fibrosis who had undergone ventricular shunting. Gd-DTPA-enhanced T1-weighted MRI revealed diffuse meningeal enhancement. Remarkably, there was enhancement of the pia mater and posterior fossa subarachnoid space.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Stem / pathology
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid / physiology*
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
  • Dura Mater / pathology
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery
  • Image Enhancement*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Meninges / pathology*
  • Meningitis, Cryptococcal / diagnosis*
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord / pathology