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Visual field defects in obstructive hydrocephalus
  1. PRD Humphrey,
  2. IF Moseley,
  3. RW Ross Russell
  1. National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London UK


    Four cases are described in which visual field defects followed enlargement of the third ventricle. Three were due to aqueduct stenosis while in one case a left cerebellar hemisphere tumour was discovered. The visual field defects comprised a unilateral scotoma, bilateral scotomata and, in two patients, incongruous bitemporal hemianopia.

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