Communicating hydrocephalus

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Gradual deterioration in mental state.


MRI demonstrates marked dilatation of the ventricular system, including the fourth ventricle, with wide open foramen of Luschka and Magendie. There is no transependymal oedema (in keeping with chronic dilatation).

Case Discussion

Findings are consistent with communicating hydrocephalus

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rID: 10241
Published: 25th Jul 2010
Last edited: 11th Nov 2015
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