Third ventricle bowing as a radiological marker of non-communicating hydrocephalus and successful endoscopic ventriculocisternostomy

Authors: T. Krejčí 1,2;  O. Krejčí 1;  M. Mrůzek 1,2;  Z. Večeřa 1,2;  R. Lipina 1,2
Authors‘ workplace: Neurochirurgická klinika FN Ostrava 1;  LF OU, Ostrava 2
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2021; 84/117(1): 81-84
Category: Short Communication
doi: 10.48095/cccsnn202181


The radiological finding of the third ventricle deformation (known as bowing) is considered as a simple and effective marker capable of predicting the presence of obstructive hydrocephalus and the success of endoscopic ventriculocisternostomy. In patients with bowing and hydrocephalus, endoscopic ventriculocisternostomy should be the first choice of treatment. With the exception of children under the age of 6 months for whom, according to our experience, the predictive value of bowing fails. The aim of this study was to summarize our experience and at the same time literary knowledge dealing with this topic.


ydrocephalus – endoscopic ventriculo cisternostomy – third ventricle – predictive value


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