Ommaya reservoir

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler - Pietrzyk


Known leptomeningeal lymphoma on treatment

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Subcutaneously placed Ommaya port overlying right frontal bone.

Modality: MRI

Right Ommaya port with catheter extending down to right lateral ventricle.

Case Discussion

An Ommaya reservoir consists of a subcutaneously placed port and catheter with a tip in cerebral ventricular system.

It is mainly used for direct administration of chemotherapy in cases of leptomeningeal lymphoproliferative diseases such like lymphoma.

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Case Information

rID: 52133
Case created: 22nd Mar 2017
Last edited: 9th Apr 2017
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