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Value of RARE-MRI sequences in the diagnosis of lymphangiomatosis in children.

Authors
  • Stöver, B
  • Laubenberger, J
  • Hennig, J
  • Niemeyer, C
  • Rückauer, K
  • Brandis, M
  • Langer, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
13
Issue
3
Pages
481–488
Identifiers
PMID: 7791558
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Three patients suffering from extensive cavernous lymphangiomatosis are presented here. They were examined by MRI using RARE-MR hydrography (rapid acquisition with relaxation enhancement) as well as conventional spin-echo sequences. RARE sequences, which depict each fluid-filled lymphatic space, can be used for screening. RARE-sequences help to shorten investigation time, particularly in cases involving the skeleton. The imaging strategy can be changed according to the results of this sequence. It may be performed prior to spin-echo sequences and facilitates follow-up investigations. RARE sequences distinguish between lymphangiomatosis and hemangiomatosis, or a combination of the two.

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