This site is targeted at medical and radiology professionals, contains user contributed content, and material that may be confusing to a lay audience. Use of this site implies acceptance of our Terms of Use.

Aqueductal web

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta


enlarging head size since birth, antenatally detected hydrocephalus

Patient Data:

Age: 5
Gender: Male
Race: Indian/Pakistani
Modality: MRI

There is gross triventricular osbtructive hydrocephalus seen with shunt in situ,the 4th ventricle is normal.

A saggital thin section 3d SPGR sequence reveals a web at aqueduct causing obstruction.

Case Discussion:

An aqueductal web is a membrane composed of fibrillary neuroglia. It is important to recognize this entity seperately from aqueductal stenosis as it is  surgically curable.

Updating… Please wait.


Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert_accept Thank you for updating your details.