Remnants from Pantopaque myelography in the base of the skull cisterns

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


CT scan for investigation of dementia.

Patient Data

Age: 82
Gender: Male

There are multiple small foci of hyperattenuating material (metal attenuation) scattered into the CSF circulation spaces at the skull base (extra-axial).

Also, the brain parenchyma shows sequela of a previous left nucleus-capsular region infarct. 

Case Discussion

Pantopaque is a no-longer-used oily contrast medium for myelography.

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Case information

rID: 18178
Published: 17th Jun 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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