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Neuroradiology

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 359–361 | Cite as

MRI and intraocular tamponade media

  • L. Manfrè
  • G. Fabbri
  • T. Avitabile
  • P. Biondi
  • A. Reibaldi
  • G. Pero
Diagnostic Neuroradiology (Brain)

Abstract

Thirteen patients who underwent surgery for retinal detachment and injection of intraocular tamponade media (silicone oil, fluorosilicone oil, or perfluorocarbon liquid) underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), using spin-echo T1- and T2-weighted images. The ophthalmic tamponade media showed different signal intensity, according to their chemical structure. Unlike ophthalmoscopy or ultrasonography, MRI showed no oil-related artefact, making possible recognition of recurrent retinal detachment.

Key words

Intraocular tamponade media Silicone oil Recurrent retinal detachment Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Manfrè
    • 1
  • G. Fabbri
    • 1
  • T. Avitabile
    • 2
  • P. Biondi
    • 2
  • A. Reibaldi
    • 2
  • G. Pero
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroradiology, Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of OphthalmologyUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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