Postinflammatory Cysts (Loculated Ventricles)

  • Enrique C. G. Ventureyra
  • Michael J. Higgins
Part of the Principles of Pediatric Neurosurgery book series (PRINCPEDIATR)


Postinflammatory cystic hydrocephalus is an infrequent and perplexing clinical entity that is frustratingly difficult to treat. Typically associated with inflammatory ventricular processes such as meningitis, severe intraventricular hemorrhages, or ventriculitis, it has been variously termed “multiloculated hydrocephalus,” “multiloculated ventricles,” “ventricular compartmentalization,” “septate ventricles,” or “polycystic brain disease.” Its simpler forms have been designated as “trapped” or “isolated” ventricles. These simpler forms, such as unilateral isolation of the lateral ventricle, present a problem easily remedied; more complex instances often defy the dedicated treatment of a persistent surgeon. These latter instances are seldom discussed in major texts or reviews of hydrocephalus and its treatment and complications.


Fourth Ventricle Intraventricular Hemorrhage Aqueductal Stenosis Neonatal Meningitis Ventricular Shunt 
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