Gd-DTPA-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging of the cavernous sinus.
Based upon our experiences with 7 cases and a literature review a survey is provided on the possibilities and limitations of preoperative diagnosis of space-occupying lesions of the cavernous sinus using MRI with Gd-DTPA enhancement. Advantages are, that in many cases arteriography is no longer necessary, and that the diagnostic sensitivity is higher as compared with CT. The pattern of enhancement does not allow for histological distinction among the various lesions.
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Biopsy; Brain Neoplasms; Cavernous Sinus; Cranial Nerve Neoplasms; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; Gadolinium DTPA; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Invasiveness; Organometallic Compounds; Pentetic Acid
Acta neurochirurgica. Supplementum
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Rosseau, G; Mark, A; and Davis, D O, "Gd-DTPA-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging of the cavernous sinus." (1991). Neurosurgery. 1759.