Magnetic resonance elastography demonstrating low brain stiffness in a patient with low-pressure hydrocephalus

Case report

William C. Olivero, Tracey Wszalek, Huan Wang, Arash Farahvar, Sandra M. Rieth, Curtis L. Johnson

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Abstract

The authors describe the case of a 19-year-old female with shunted aqueductal stenosis who presented with low-pressure hydrocephalus that responded to negative pressure drainage. A magnetic resonance elastography scan performed 3 weeks later demonstrated very low brain tissue stiffness (high brain tissue compliance). An analysis of the importance of this finding in understanding this rare condition is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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Elasticity Imaging Techniques
Hydrocephalus
Pressure
Brain
Compliance
Drainage

Keywords

  • Compliance
  • Elastography
  • Low-pressure hydrocephalus
  • Stiffness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Magnetic resonance elastography demonstrating low brain stiffness in a patient with low-pressure hydrocephalus : Case report. / Olivero, William C.; Wszalek, Tracey; Wang, Huan; Farahvar, Arash; Rieth, Sandra M.; Johnson, Curtis L.

In: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vol. 51, No. 5, 01.07.2016, p. 257-262.

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Olivero, William C. ; Wszalek, Tracey ; Wang, Huan ; Farahvar, Arash ; Rieth, Sandra M. ; Johnson, Curtis L. / Magnetic resonance elastography demonstrating low brain stiffness in a patient with low-pressure hydrocephalus : Case report. In: Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2016 ; Vol. 51, No. 5. pp. 257-262.
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