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Cerebral Aqueduct Stenosis

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Topic updated on 10/04/16 6:41pm

Introduction
  • aqueduct stenosisCongenital narrowing of the cerebral aqueduct
    • normally connects 3rd and 4th ventricle
  • Leads to an increased fluid volume in the cerebral ventricles
  • Most common cause of newborn hydrocephalus
  • See CSF topic for synthesis/resorption pathway
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  • Symptoms
    • macrocephaly
      • newborn skulls are not fused allowing the head circumference to expand


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