, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 275–278 | Cite as

Congenital constriction of the foramen of Monro

  • O. Marions
  • J. Boethius
Case Reports


We report two cases of hydrocephalus in adults. The radiological investigations and direct inspection during surgery in one of the cases indicate that the hydrocephalus is caused in both cases by a benign stricture in the region of the foramen of Monro and that this constriction is congenital. This origin of hydrocephalus has not been reported previously in adults.

Key words

Foramen of Monro Third ventricle Hydrocephalus constriction Congenital 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Marions
    • 1
  • J. Boethius
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology IIStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryStockholmSweden

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