One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fluid-filled canal which runs through the midbrain connecting the third and fourth ventricles.Also called cerebral aqueduct
- ‘Subsequent magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass measuring 5 x 4 x 4.1 cm in the region of the pineal gland and obstructing the aqueduct of Sylvius with resultant hydrocephalus.’
- ‘In the midbrain, the aqueduct of Sylvius was slitlike.’
- ‘From this midline cavity, CSF continues through the aqueduct of Sylvius into the fourth ventricle, situated within the posterior fossa.’
- ‘Consequently, hydrocephalus develops due to blockage of CSF outflow at the level of the aqueduct of Sylvius or the basal cisterns.’
- ‘Coronal sectioning of the brain revealed mild enlargement of the lateral and third ventricles and the aqueduct of Sylvius.’
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