aqueductal stenosis

<radiology> most common cause of congenital hydrocephalus (43%), aqueduct develops about the 6th week of gestation, M:F = 2:1, other congenital anomalies (16%): thumb deformities, prognosis: 11-30% mortality aetiology: infectious (50%): toxoplasmosis, CMV, syphillis, mumps, influenza, developmental: forking, narrowing, transverse septum (X-li...
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Aqueductal stenosis

Aqueductal stenosis is a narrowing of the aqueduct of Sylvius which blocks the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricular system. Blockage of the aqueduct can lead to hydrocephalus, specifically as a common cause of congenital and/or obstructive hydrocephalus. The aqueduct of Sylvius is the channel which connects the third ventricle to t...
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