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Free Content Pericatheter CSF Edema and Cyst Formation, a Rare Complication of Ommaya Catheters

Ommaya devices have been increasingly used to treat patients with brain tumor, lymphoma/leukemia, leptomeningeal metastasis, or meningitis. This case report focuses on a rare case of CSF edema and cyst formation around an appropriately positioned Ommaya catheter, which may mimic abscess formation. A companion case of pericatheter abscess is also presented, and distinguishing MR imaging features are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2015

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