The Ventricular System of the Brain: Anatomy and Normal Variations

Lindsay Stratchko, Irina Filatova, Amit Agarwal, Sangam Kanekar

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Abstract

The cerebral ventricular system is intimately associated with the forebrain and brainstem. The ventricular system functions to produce and circulate cerebrospinal fluid, which plays an important role in mechanical protection and regulation of homeostasis in the central nervous system. This article discusses anatomy and neuroimaging of the ventricular system and highlights normal anatomical variations that may be mistaken for pathology. Applied surgical anatomy is reviewed with emphasis on operative approach and potential risk to adjacent central nervous system structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-83
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Anatomy
Central Nervous System
Cerebral Ventricles
Ventricular Function
Brain
Prosencephalon
Neuroimaging
Brain Stem
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Homeostasis
Pathology

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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The Ventricular System of the Brain : Anatomy and Normal Variations. / Stratchko, Lindsay; Filatova, Irina; Agarwal, Amit; Kanekar, Sangam.

In: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI, Vol. 37, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 72-83.

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Stratchko, Lindsay ; Filatova, Irina ; Agarwal, Amit ; Kanekar, Sangam. / The Ventricular System of the Brain : Anatomy and Normal Variations. In: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI. 2016 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 72-83.
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