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Re: 4th ventricle???
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2006, 05:12:42 am »
Yes, you have it right typically 3-4-5-6 cm tumours eventually start to
compress/interfere with the 4th and Hydro is often a consequence
Post radiation treatment swelling can sometimes cause the same thing.
About 1-2% of the time a tumour of  0.5-2 cms causes a form of Hyro
where there is no obstruction as such (its too small to block the flow)
Basically the fluid level output increases or thickens somehow
as a result of the tumour - bodies defense mechanism perhaps (?)
Thankfully rare - but they do happen
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Re: 4th ventricle???
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2006, 12:51:11 pm »
Agree with Tony.
Any time the tumor gets large it can impact the 4th ventricle.  Not sure if I was clear in my first statement, but it is the blockage of the 4th ventricle that causes the hydrocephalus, from whatever source.  That is why I said that it could be the AN, and also other sources.

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