Functional magnetic resonance imaging before and after ventriculoperitoneal shunting for hydrocephalus

Toru Fukuhara, Mark G. Luciano, Jing Z. Liu, Guang H. Yue

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Abstract

A 70-year-old man with hydrocephalus was examined with functional magnetic resonance (fMR) imaging before and after ventriculoperitoneal shunting. Preoperatively, activation by right hand exercise revealed only a slight signal increase in the peri-rolandic area. However, 3 months after ventriculoperitoneal shunting, a significant signal increase was observed. fMR imaging may detect activity-related improvement of cerebral blood flow responses in patients with hydrocephalus after surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)626-630
Number of pages5
JournalNeurologia Medico-Chirurgica
Volume41
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cerebral blood flow
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neural activation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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