Hydrocephalus versus atrophy

Distinguishing primary hydrocephalus from atrophy resulting in compensatory enlargement of the CSF spaces as the cause of ventriculomegaly can be, at times, challenging in image interpretation.

Radiographic features

Features that favor hydrocephalus include:

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Article information

rID: 9881
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hydrocephalus vs atrophy
  • Atrophy vs hydrocephalus

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: communicating hydrocephalus
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  • Case 2: obstructing hydrocephalus
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