Neuroradiological findings in multiloculated hydrocephalus

V. Albanese, F. Tomasello, S. Sampaolo, P. Picozzi

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The characteristic neuroradiological features of multiloculated hydrocephalus following neonatal meningitis and ventriculitis in five infants are presented. The role of ventriculography and computerized tomography in detecting multi-loculated and enlarged ventricles and paraventricular cavities, as well as complete and incomplete septa, is emphasized for early diagnosis and surgical management. CT scan also provides clues indicating the presence of thin but not visualized septa. It is suggested that post-meningitic hydrocephalus should be repeatedly followed-up for detection of multiloculated transformation. Probably this entity occurs less uncommonly than was thought in the past. The CT scan appears the most helpful and safe procedure for the serial evaluation, but ventriculography may be usefully combined with it in order to plan the most suitable operative approach for fenestration of membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-311
Number of pages15
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1982


  • computerized tomography
  • Meningitis
  • multiloculated hydrocephalus
  • ventriculography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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