Bochdalek's flower basket

Last revised by Ashesh Ishwarlal Ranchod on 24 Aug 2023

Bochdalek's flower basket is the eponymous name for the incidental finding of protrusion of the choroid plexus through the foramina of Luschka. This is a relatively common finding.

It is an important normal variant to recognize as the presence of protruding calcified choroid tissue in the fourth ventricle can be confused with subarachnoid hemorrhage 2 or a cerebellopontine angle mass.

History and etymology

The finding is named after Vincent Alexander Bochdalek (1801-1883), the Czech anatomist who is most recognized for characterizing what is now known as the Bochdalek hernia 3.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: Bochdalek's flower basket
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  • Case 2
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  • Case 3
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