Pathological enlargement of midbrain Virchow-Robin spaces: A rare cause of obstructive hydrocephalus

Carmelo Lucio Sturiale, Alessio Albanese, Giorgio Lofrese, Paolo Frassanito, Giovanni Sabatino, Enrico Marchese, Alfredo Puca

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Abstract

Midbrain multiloculated cystic formations can rarely origin by enlargement of Virchow-Robin spaces surrounding mesencephalo-thalamic artery and branches of the collicular and accessory collicular arteries. They can determine several pictures of midbrain syndrome and obstructive hydrocephalus. The authors describe a 38 year-old man affected by a Benedikt's syndrome related to a midbrain multicystic formation. Clinical course, differential diagnosis, and therapeutic choice are here also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-131
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Benedikt's syndrome
  • midbrain cystic lacunae
  • obstructive hydrocephalus
  • Virchow-Robin spaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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    Sturiale, C. L., Albanese, A., Lofrese, G., Frassanito, P., Sabatino, G., Marchese, E., & Puca, A. (2011). Pathological enlargement of midbrain Virchow-Robin spaces: A rare cause of obstructive hydrocephalus. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 25(1), 130-131. https://doi.org/10.3109/02688697.2010.504050