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Diffusion tensor imaging following shunt in a patient with hydrocephalus.
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PMID:  19555407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report on a patient with hydrocephalus who was evaluated by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) follow-up study before and after a shunt operation. A 48-year-old male patient and 6 age-matched control subjects were evaluated. The patient presented with hydrocephalus due to hemorrhage caused by the rupture of a right middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysm. Three longitudinal DTIs were acquired from the patient (pre-shunt, post-shunt 2 weeks, and post-shunt 8 weeks). The fractional anisotrophy values in the adjacent structures of the lateral ventricle, which were increased before the shunt operation, were decreased after the shunt operation. We think that DTI could be a useful tool for the evaluation of hydrocephalus.
Sung Ho Jang; Seong Ho Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1552-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroimaging     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102705     Medline TA:  J Neuroimaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 by the American Society of Neuroimaging.
From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea (SHJ); and Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea (SHK).
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