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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 201745, 3 pages
Case Report

Conus Medullaris Syndrome following Radionuclide Cisternography

Department of Neurology, Jeju National University, Aran 13 gil 15, Jeju-si, Jeju-do 690-767, Republic of Korea

Received 5 April 2014; Accepted 2 June 2014; Published 12 June 2014

Academic Editor: Samuel T. Gontkovsky

Copyright © 2014 Jay Chol Choi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Radionuclide cisternography is generally considered to be a safe procedure without significant neurological complications. However, in this report we present a patient who developed conus medullaris syndrome following radionuclide cisternography. A 46-year-old woman underwent lumbar puncture followed by radionuclide cisternography with the diagnosis of hydrocephalus. After the cisternography, she developed voiding difficulty with perineal sensory loss. Lumbar MRI revealed a high signal intensity lesion on T2-weighted images at the level of conus medullaris. Considering its clinical course and MRI findings, a spinal cord infarction is highly suggested as a cause of the conus medullaris lesion in this patient.