Ocular silicone oil in the lateral cerebral ventricle

Garth Campbell, Shannon Milbourne, Umber A. Salman, Majid A. Khan

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Silicone oil used for endotamponade of retinal detachment may migrate into the subarachnoid space of the brain, including the cerebral ventricles, presumably by extension through silicone oil-filled spaces in the optic nerve. Silicone oil has characteristic appearances on CT scans and MRI, which can be utilized to distinguish it from more ominous entities. We describe a case of intraventricular silicone in a patient who presented with seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1312-1313
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebral ventricles
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Silicone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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