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Disproportionately large communicating fourth ventricle resulting from adjustable valve shunt in an infant.
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PMID:  22427298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Disproportionately large communicating fourth ventricle (DLCFV) is usually experienced in adults with no previous experience of shunting. We present a case of an infant with an enlarged fourth ventricle similar to isolated fourth ventricle (IFV) which appeared after shunting. The patient's brain stem symptoms and the abnormal appearance of the fourth ventricle were dramatically ameliorated simply by reducing the opening pressure of the adjustable valve of the ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. The present case suggests that in the present era, with adjustable or programmable valve shunt a common procedure, DLCFV may occur, at least temporarily, even in infants and even after shunting.
Authors:
Hiroyuki Katano; Shusaku Matsuo; Kazuo Yamada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Belgica     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0300-9009     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol Belg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247035     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Belg     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, 467-8601, Japan, katano@med.nagoya-cu.ac.jp.
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