Case contributed by Dr Arthur Daire


Enlargement of head. Suspected hydrocephalus. hydranencephaly suspected on cranial ultrasound (Not shown)

Patient Data

Age: 2 months
Gender: Male

There is absence of the of both cerebral hemispheres. The whole supra-tentorial space is occupied by CSF. The posterior fossa contents and the thalami are normal, The falx cerebri is present

Case Discussion

These are typical findings of hydranencephaly. The differential diagnosis is extreme hydrocephalus 

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Case information

rID: 31006
Published: 15th Sep 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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