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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2000 September;44(3):155-8

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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


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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.

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