Research Article

Microsurgical Anatomy of the Fourth Ventricle


  • Ümit Eroğlu

Received Date: 05.07.2019 Accepted Date: 08.07.2019 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2019;72(2):214-217


The fourth ventricle is an important midline cavity located between the pons and the cerebellum. Surgical lesions in the cavity are frequently encountered by the neurosurgical lesions. The knowledge regarding the important anatomical structure and neighborhoods allows for a safer and better surgery.

Materials and Methods:

This study was planned to investigate the microsurgical anatomy of the 4th ventricle. Five formalin-fixed specimens were used for in this study. The arteries were perfused with red silicone and vessels with blue silicone.


Dissections were performed by gradually exposing the fourth ventricle. Dissection was performed under microscape and was photographed.


The anatomy of the 4th ventricle will be discussed in this paper.

Keywords: The fourth ventricle, Microsurgery, Anatomy, Neurosurgery

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