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The paediatric suprasellar cistern as an important CT review area

V. Dahya, S. Andronikou
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 9, No 1 | a91 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v9i1.91 | © 2005 V. Dahya, S. Andronikou | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 February 2005 | Published: 03 April 2005

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V. Dahya, Department of Radiology University of Cape Town and Red Cross Children’s Hospital, South Africa
S. Andronikou, Department of Radiology University of Cape Town and Red Cross Children’s Hospital, South Africa

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Abstract

Pathology affecting the suprasellar cisternis varied in paediatric neuroradiologypractice. Although MRI is theimaging modality of choice for lesionsof the suprasellar cistern, abnormalitiescan be detected on CT withknowledge of the normal anatomyand a sound approach to the possiblepathological entities. We present ourapproach to pathology affecting thesuprasellar cistern and highlight thisusing various cases seen at our institutionin the recent past.

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