Enlarged Brain Ventricle

Video Topic : Visualization beginning with a profile of a large glass head facing left. Within the head is a semi-transparent brain and spinal cord, showing the enlarged ventricles in bright blue. This is a volume render of a savant who's lateral and fourth ventricles are larger than average allowing him to calculate faster than a computer. The cerebral cortex fades away as the camera gets behind the head. After that the glass head fades away along with the ventricles. The camera rotates above the glass cerebrum, limbic system, cerebellum, and spinal cord and ends on an aerial shot of all of these structures.

Ventricles and Cerebrospinal Fluid

A series of interconnected, fluid-filled cavities are found within the brain. These cavities are the ventricles of the brain, and the fluid is cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).


Cerebral Ventricles

Four CSF-filled (see CEREBROSPINAL FLUID) cavities within the cerebral hemispheres (LATERAL VENTRICLES), in the midline (THIRD VENTRICLE) and within the PONS and MEDULLA OBLONGATA (FOURTH VENTRICLE).

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