Obstructive hydrocephalus

Case contributed by Dr Paul Simkin

Presentation

Bicyclist versus car. Headstrike, and loss of consciousness. GCS now 15, but significant amnesia

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Non-communicating hydrocephalus, with dilated lateral and third ventricle, but normal fourth ventricle. No transependymal oedema. The calvarium is slightly thinned and scalloped, in keeping with a long-standing hydrocephalus.

No intra or extra axial haemorrhage. No evidence of acute ischaemia. The basal cisterns are normal. No calvarial or base of skull fracture.

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Case Information

rID: 30453
Case created: 11th Aug 2014
Last edited: 21st Mar 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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