Cavum vergae

Case contributed by Dr Nikola Todorovic

Presentation

Patient has occasional headaches. Sent for MRI brain by his neurologist.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Typical appearance of cavum vergae.

MRI brain otherwise unremarkable.

Case Discussion

The CV is the posterior extension of the CSP, posterior to the anterior columns of the fornix, lying inferior to the splenium of the corpus callosum, but it may exist independently.

The CV and CSP usually close in the 6th week in utero but may persist in 30% of term infants and 15% of adults.

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Case Information

rID: 51472
Case created: 17th Feb 2017
Last edited: 18th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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