Severe Hydrocephalus due to Obstructive Basilar Dolichoectasia of the Third Ventricle

  • Clarice Laverdeur Service des Urgences, CHU Sart-Tilman, Liège, Belgium
  • Murielle Azongmo Tadjouteu ervice des Urgences, CHR Citadelle de Liège, Liège, Belgium
  • Claude Ngah Berenger Service des Urgences, CHR de Huy, Liège, Belgium
  • Yilmaz Gorur Service de Radiologie, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium
  • Benoît Cardos Service de Département des Sciences de la Santé Publique, Université deLiège, Belgium
  • Noel Lorenzo-Villalba Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
  • Deeba Ali Services des Urgences, CHC Clinique MontLégia, Liège, Belgium

Keywords

Dolichoectasia hydrocephalus, brain magnetic resonance imaging, vertebro-basilar dolichoectasia

Abstract

Vertebro-basilar dolichoectasia (VBD) is a rare pathology of unknown aetiology. Its clinical presentation is wide and prognosis is generally poor with a high mortality rate. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging is the gold standard for diagnosis.
We report an unusual case of intracranial dolichoectasia. VBD was revealed during investigation of a patient with altered mental status. CT brain imaging demonstrated severe obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to compression of the third ventricle. Management is always challenging and depends on the location and the mode of presentation. Our patient died despite surgical management with placement of an external ventricular shunt

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  • Published: 2022-07-27

    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Laverdeur C, Azongmo Tadjouteu M, Ngah Berenger C, Gorur Y, Cardos B, Lorenzo-Villalba N, Ali D. Severe Hydrocephalus due to Obstructive Basilar Dolichoectasia of the Third Ventricle. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003436.

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