Evaluation of Spontaneous Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks Disease by Computerized Image Processing

Yildirim M. S. , Kara S., Albayram M. S. , Okkesim S.

METHODS OF INFORMATION IN MEDICINE, cilt.55, ss.215-222, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3414/me15-01-0148
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.215-222


Background: Spontaneous Spinal Cerebro spinal Fluid Leaks (SSCFL) is a disease based on tears on the dura mater. Due to widespread symptoms and low frequency of the disease, diagnosis is problematic. Diagnostic lumbar puncture is commonly used for diagnosing SSCFL, though it is invasive and may cause pain, inflammation or new leakages. T2-weighted MR imaging is also used for diagnosis; however, the literature on T2-weighted MRI states that findings for diagnosis of SSCFL could be erroneous when differentiating the diseased and control. One another technique for diagnosis is CT-myelography, but this has been suggested to be less successful than T2-weighted MRI and it needs an initial lumbar puncture.