volume 29, issue 1, P100-102 2014
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.957160
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Roland Roelz, Karl Egger, Peter Reinacher

Abstract: We report a 55-year-old man affected by a slowly progressive hemiparesis. Imaging revealed giant dilations of brain perivascular spaces, or Virchow-Robin spaces of the thalamo-mesencephalic region and occlusive hydrocephalus. Stereotactic catheter cystoventriculostomy alone reverted hemiparesis. However, conversion of the catheter into a peritoneal shunt system was necessary to treat hydrocephalus.