Bat wing 4th ventricle

Bat wing 4th ventricle sign refers to the morphology of the fourth ventricle in the Joubert anomaly and related syndromes. The absence of a vermis with apposed cerebellar hemispheres give the fourth ventricle an appearance reminiscent of a bat with its wings outstretched.

It is best demonstrated on axial imaging plane and could be easily missed on sagittal and coronal images 3.

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rID: 8242
Section: Signs
Tag: cardiology
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  • Bat wing fourth ventricle
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