The excessively small ventricle on computed axial tomography of the brain

Neuroradiology. 1976;12(3):137-9. doi: 10.1007/BF00341858.


Computed axial tomography has made it possible to observe excessively small ventricles in a variety of disorders of the CNS. This finding is presumably due to non-specific and diffuse swelling of brain parenchyma, and is illustrated in cases of trauma, neoplasm, encephalitis, pseudotumor cerebri, metabolic disorder, and probable dilantin effect. It is likely that other causes will be encountered in the future.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain / drug effects
  • Brain Concussion / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebral Ventriculography*
  • Child
  • Encephalitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Epilepsy / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercapnia / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phenytoin / adverse effects
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*


  • Phenytoin