|Title||Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance venography in the follow-up evaluation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension patients with cerebral venous sinus stenting.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Boddu SR, Gobin P, Oliveira C, Dinkin M, Patsalides A|
|Date Published||2018 Jul - Aug|
|Keywords||Adult, Cerebral Veins, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Male, Phlebography, Prospective Studies, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Sensitivity and Specificity, Stents, Young Adult|
PURPOSE: Role of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance venography (CE-MRV) in the follow-up of venous sinus stenting (VSS) among the idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) patients.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective evaluation of VSS patients with CE-MRV, DRCV and DSA for follow-up of clinically suspected recurrent stenosis. CE-MRV was evaluated against DRCV and DSA.
RESULTS: Ten patients with twelve episodes of recurrent symptoms. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and accuracy of the CE-MRV for the detection of recurrent stenosis were: 100%, 33.33%, 81.82%, 100% and 83.3% respectively.
CONCLUSION: CE-MRV was a reliable first-line investigation for the detection of recurrent stenosis following VSS.
|Alternate Journal||Clin Imaging|