Acute hydrocephalus as a consequence of mumps meningoencephalitis

Luigi Viola, Antonio Chiaretti, Mario Castorina, Luca Tortorolo, Marco Piastra, Antonio Villani, Piero Valentini, Giancarlo Polidori

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Aqueductal stenosis can result from mumps meningoencephalitis. We report a case of acute hydrocephalus from an aqueductal stenosis developed immediately after a clinically evident mumps infection. The patient, aged two years, was treated with an antiedema therapy, and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was placed. His clinical conditions rapidly improved. Only mumps virus was found in his cerebrospinal fluid culture. This case probably represents the earliest hydrocephalus from mumps, among those reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Aqueductal stenosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Mumps meningoencephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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