Spontaneous resolution of obstructive hydrocephalus from blood in the cerebral aqueduct

  • Shadi Yaghi | shadiyaghi@yahoo.com University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA, United States.
  • Archana Hinduja University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA, United States.

Abstract

Obstructive hydrocephalus is a neurological emergency that needs to be immediately identified and treated. It very rarely resolves without treatment. We report about an 86-year-old man with right frontal stroke who developed obstructive hydrocephalus caused by blood in the cerebral aqueduct. The patient had sudden and immediate clinical improvement and a repeated head computed tomography (CT) scan showing spontaneous resolution of hydrocephalus. Spontaneous resolution of obstructive hydrocephalus is possible when the cause is minimal blood in the cerebral aqueduct without any blood in the fourth ventricle.

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Author Biography

Archana Hinduja, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurocritical Care
Published
2011-04-07
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
obstructive hydrocephalus, spontaneous resolution, ischemic stroke, cerebral aqueduct, hemorrhage.
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How to Cite
Yaghi, S., & Hinduja, A. (2011). Spontaneous resolution of obstructive hydrocephalus from blood in the cerebral aqueduct. Clinics and Practice, 1(1), e15. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e15