Aqueductal web

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta

Presentation

enlarging head size since birth, antenatally detected hydrocephalus

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male
MRI

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

A sagittal 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.

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Case information

rID: 17648
Case created: 2nd May 2012
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
Tags: web, aqueduct
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