Neurol India Home 
 

Year : 1999  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 344-

Neuroimage : acute hydrocephalus in posterior circulation stroke.

A Arora 
 Tagore Hospital P. Ltd., Banda Bahadur Nagar, Mahavir Marg, Jalandhar, 144008, India., India

Correspondence Address:
A Arora
Tagore Hospital P. Ltd., Banda Bahadur Nagar, Mahavir Marg, Jalandhar, 144008, India.
India




How to cite this article:
Arora A. Neuroimage : acute hydrocephalus in posterior circulation stroke. Neurol India 1999;47:344-344


How to cite this URL:
Arora A. Neuroimage : acute hydrocephalus in posterior circulation stroke. Neurol India [serial online] 1999 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];47:344-344
Available from: https://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?1999/47/4/344/1567


Full Text



A 53 years old male presented to the emergency department with a history of sudden onset of severe vertigo followed by unconsciousness. Patient was hypertensive, on irregular treatment. His examination revealed absent Doll's eye movements and bilateral extensor planters. Initial CT scan done within six hours did not reveal any abnormality. CT scan done after twenty four hours revealed extensive infarcts, involving both thalami and cerebellum (arrows) and a moderate hydrocephalus [Figure. 1] and [Figure. 2]. Digital subtraction angiography was planned but could not be performed due to poor condition of the patient.



Comments

Acute hydrocephalus is a rare manifestation of posterior circulation strokes. In the present case the mechanism seems to be pressure on the aqueduct due to bilateral thalamic infarcts.