Macrocephaly and dilated Virchow-Robin spaces in childhood

Pediatr Radiol. 1999 Mar;29(3):188-90. doi: 10.1007/s002470050569.


We report two children who presented with progressive macrocephaly and dilated Virchow-Robin spaces on magnetic resonance imaging. Follow-ups of 1-4 years and 5-9 years, respectively, showed normal neuro-developmental progress. We suggest that dilated Virchow-Robin spaces in patients with macrocephaly is a benign association.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
  • Brain / abnormalities*
  • Brain Diseases / congenital
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Subarachnoid Space / abnormalities*