Corpus callosum changes in patients with obstructive hydrocephalus after ventricular shunting

Case contributed by Dr Alessandro Spano Mello


Female with headache and gait abnormality. Hydrocephalus caused by neurocisticercosis.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

MRI sequences demonstrates obstructive hydrocephalus with periventricular white matter T2 hiperintense signal.

CT follow-up demonstrates corpus callosum hypodense and with normal thickness.

Case Discussion

A 75 years old female with obstructive hydrocephalus caused by neurocisticercosis. 

The inicial MRI demonstrates a thinned and streched corpus callosum. At the CT follow-up the corpus callosum becomes hypodense and with normal thickness.

The long-stand compression of the fiber of corpus callosum caused by hydrocephalus leads to signal and density changes after shunt in a long-standing hydrocephalus patient.


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Case information

rID: 32408
Case created: 25th Nov 2014
Last edited: 6th Jan 2015
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