Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus III: Nervous System: Brain
Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
The cavity was first described by the Italian anatomist, Andrea Verga, in 1851. It may exist as a separate cavity rather than communicating with the cavum septi pellucidi. The incidence of the cavum vergae was 2.3% in 1032 brains.
Verga's ventricle is present in 1-9% of human brains and was described by Verga in 1851 according to Lang (1983).
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