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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Brain: Cavum Veli Interpositi Title

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Brain

Cavum Veli Interpositi

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

The cavum veli interpositi is located in front of the quadrigeminal (superior) cistern above the roof of the third ventricle. It develops as a result of abnormal separation of the limbs of the Fornix.

In one study, the cavum veli interpositi was found in 13 of 1200 (1.1%) pneumoencephalograms, and in another study, in 53 of 158 (30) patients less than two years old.

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Kempe, L.G. and E. Busch. (1967) Clinical signifcance of cysterna veli interpositi. Arch. Neurochir. 16:241-248.

Mori, K. (1985) Anomalies of the Central Nervous System. Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery. Thieme-Stratton, Inc., New York.

Picard, L., Leymarie, F,. Roland, J., Sigiel, M., Masson, J.P., André, J.M. and M. Renard. (1976) Cavum veli interpositi. Roentgen anatomy - pathology and physiology. Neuroradiology 10:215-220.

Zellweger, H. and E.F. Van Epps. (1959) The cavum veli interpositi and its differentiation from cavum vergae. Am. J. Roentgenology 87:793-805.

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