Ventricular pseudodiverticula from intraparenchymal cerebrospinal fluid dissection secondary to high-grade obstructive hydrocephalus in children: Magnetic resonance imaging findings

Sonia F. Calloni, Bruno P. Soares, Thierry A.G.M. Huisman

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Abstract

We report on a series of three children who presented with a focal cerebrospinal fluid collection within the periventricular white matter of the temporal and occipital lobes in the setting of high-grade obstructive hydrocephalus. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a focal defect within the ventricular wall associated with leakage of cerebrospinal fluid into the adjacent white matter. The white matter tracts appeared primarily displaced. This entity should be referred to as ventricular pseudodiverticulum, not lined by ependymal cells, in contrast to a true ventricular diverticulum in which the cerebrospinal fluid is contained by a focal outpouching of the intact ventricular wall lined by a dilated and prolapsed layer of ependymal cells. Correct interpretation and classification of the findings may be helpful in predicting prognosis and outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

Keywords

  • Ventricular diverticulum
  • brain
  • cerebrospinal fluid
  • diffusion tensor imaging
  • hydrocephalus
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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