Hydrocephalus and the Dandy-Walker Malformation

  • Giuseppe Cinalli
  • Pietro Spennato
  • Maria Laura del Basso de Caro
  • Maria Consiglio Buonocore


The vermis is clockwise divided into nine lobules (lingula, lobulus centralis, culmen, declive, folium, tuber, pyramis, uvula, nodulus) in normal anatomy (Fig. 1). Two deep main fissures (the primary fissure between the culmen and the declive, and the secondary fissure between the pyramis and uvula) divide them into three main lobes: an upper lobe composed of the lingula, lobulus centralis, and culmen, a middle lobe composed of the declive, folium, tuber, and pyramis, and a lower lobe composed of the uvula and nodulus [65].


Posterior Fossa Fourth Ventricle Aqueductal Stenosis Shunt Failure Cyst Fenestration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Cinalli
    • 1
  • Pietro Spennato
    • 2
  • Maria Laura del Basso de Caro
    • 3
  • Maria Consiglio Buonocore
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NeurosurgerySantobono-Pausilipon Children’s HospitalNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgerySecond University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Department of Pathologic Anatomy and Department of Biomorphological and Functional Sciences, Section of PathologyFederico II University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric NeuroradiologySantobono-Pausilipon Children’s HospitalNaplesItaly

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