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JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES
A Journal on Neurosurgery
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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2000 September;44(3):155-8
Hydrocephalus caused by dolichoectatic basilar artery. Case report
Ricci G., Lenzi J., Esposito V.
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Sciences, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
The authors report a rare case of dolichoectatic basilar artery causing hydrocephalus by direct compression of foramen of Monro, documented by brain CT scan and MRI angiography, treated by positioning a biventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Pathogenesis, diagnostic difficulty and treatment are discussed.