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Abstract #4376

CSF and Cerebral Blood Flows in Paediatric: Evaluation with Phase Contrast MRI

Olivier Baldent1, Vronique Courtois2, Batrice Krepjowicz2, Julie Schauvliege3, Anthony Fichten4, Guy Kongolo5, Roger Bouzerar1, Catherine Gondry-Jouet3

1image processing, university hospital, Amiens, Picardie, France, Metropolitan; 2Ecole suprieure d'ostopathie et de biomcanique, Paris; 3radiology, university hospital, Amiens, Picardie, France, Metropolitan; 4image processing, neurosurgery, Amiens, Picardie, France, Metropolitan; 5pediatry, university hospital, Amiens, Picardie, France, Metropolitan

The purpose of this study is to quantify with PC-MRI, CSF and cerebral vascular flows maturation in paediatric population and demonstrate how altered flows in children with hydrocephalus can be pointed. 36 children (5days-8years) were defined as a paediatric control group. 6 newborns (9days-6weeks) with ventricular dilation associated to intra ventricular haemorrhage (IVH) were individually studied. Arterial, venous, cervical CSF and aqueductal CSF flows were presented function of age. The 6 IVH newborn presented alterations of their cerebral flows. Quantitative assessments of CSF and blood flows indicate the potential usefulness of PC-MRI in paediatric hydrocephalus.