Hydrocephalus vs atrophy

Last revised by Yaïr Glick on 26 Mar 2023

Distinguishing primary hydrocephalus from atrophy resulting in compensatory enlargement of the CSF spaces as the cause of ventriculomegaly can be, at times, challenging in image interpretation.

Radiographic features

Features that favor hydrocephalus include:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: communicating hydrocephalus
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  • Case 2: obstructing hydrocephalus
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