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[Hydrocephalus-induced ventricular diverticulum in the cistern ambiens]

KAJTOR Ferenc1, HABERLAND Katalin1

MARCH 23, 1950

Clinical Neuroscience - 1950;3(01)

[The authors report 5 cases of cerebral ventricular dysfunction developed as a result of occlusive hydrocephalus, 3 of which with one or both lateral chambers and 2 traveling with the III. chamber. Clinical, pneumographic, macroscopic, and microscopic autopsy findings and the likely mechanism of diverticulum formation are described. It is found that the detection of a significant size diverticulum by pneumography is a well-marketed diagnostic and prognostic physiologically very favorable, although not easy, surgical solution.]

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