Spontaneous ventriculostomy and ventricular diverticulum

Radiology. 1979 Dec;133(3 Pt 1):651-4. doi: 10.1148/133.3.651.


Four cases of ventricular diverticulum are presented, 2 with spontaneous ventriculostomy. In 2 patients, the cause was monoventricular hydrocephalus through congenital stenosis of the foramen of Monro, with paraventricular diverticula and spontaneous ventriculostomy. Both patients had a cystic space in the quadrigeminal and supracerebellar cistern. In one patient during pneumoencephalography, the ventricular diverticulum filled via the ventriculostomy. The other 2 patients had congenital stenosis of the Sylvian aqueduct with the formation of a large supratentoria cyst connecting with the posterior part of the third ventricule.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Cerebral Ventricles / abnormalities
  • Cerebral Ventriculography*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hydrocephalus / pathology
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pneumoencephalography
  • Rupture, Spontaneous