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Free Content Transependymal Contrast Leakage into Ventricles in Tuberculous Ependymitis: A Consequence of Dysfunctional Blood-CSF Barrier

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Ependymitis or ventriculitis, inflammation of the lining of CSF-filled ventricles, is a rare but potentially serious complication of meningitis. If untreated, the destructive process surmounts the integrity of ependymocytes and increases the leakiness of the blood-CSF barrier. This case is, to our knowledge, the first reported one of ependymitis with a breach of the blood-CSF barrier complicating tubercular meningitis. It highlights the importance of an NCCT scan and recognition of ependymitis, if any, to prevent therapeutic failure.
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Keywords: CECT = contrast-enhanced CT

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2014

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  • Neurographics is the peer-reviewed, bimonthly educational journal of the American Society of Neuroradiology. The journal comprises articles selected from material presented at the ASNR Annual Meeting. Neurographics also publishes other high-quality submissions that are primarily educational and have a high emphasis on a pictorial approach. Neurographics offers CME credit for reading review articles and completing quiz-based self-assessment activities.

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