Revisiting a historical phenomenon: Myodil droplets in the subarachnoid space
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CitationErtan, G., Ulus, S., Albayrak, S. ve Cila, A. (2018). Revisiting a historical phenomenon: Myodil droplets in the subarachnoid space. Neurology India, 66(1), 269-270. https://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0028-3886.222843
Myodil (iodophenylundecylic acid, a fatty acid) is an oil-based positive contrast media that has been widely used in myelography, ventriculography, and cisternography.  However, the use of oil-based contrast agents has been stopped long ago because of the potentially severe complications arising from their usage, including arachnoiditis and anaphylaxis. Thus, images of remnant material of intradural oil-based contrast are rarely encountered nowadays. We present a patient in whom incidentally detected myodil remnants were seen on computed tomography (CT). Additionally, we obtained and present the follow-up CT and magnetic resonance images (MRI) of this patient.