Extraventricular Intracisternal Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus is a complex condition involving mechanical or functional impairment of cerebrospinal fluid flow. While most common causes of obstructive hydrocephalus occur within the ventricular system, scarring and inflammation within the cisterns of the subarachnoid space can lead to obstruction of CSF flow and subsequently diffuse ventricular enlargement. Establishing the diagnosis and etiology of hydrocephalus due to extraventricular intracisternal obstruction has distinct implications for the management options.
KeywordsObstructive hydrocephalus Subarachnoid cisterns Inflammation Neuroendoscopy Cerebrospinal fluid
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