A fluid-filled canal that runs through the midbrain connecting the third and fourth ventricles.
- This ventricle is continued cranially into the cerebral aqueduct of the midbrain.
- The fourth ventricle communicates with the third ventricle via a narrow tube, the cerebral aqueduct, which runs up through the midbrain.
- Transependymal flow (best appreciated on the proton density images) is also seen and consistent with obstruction of the cerebral aqueduct from compression of the midbrain by uncal herniation.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: ce·re·bral aq·ue·duct
Definition of cerebral aqueduct in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.