Ventricular System
Ventricular System

Ventricular System

by Craig Canby, PhD

The brain’s ventricular system is effectively a series of cavities that harbor cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which cushions the brain. The cerebral ventricular system is made up of four ventricles: two lateral ventricles (one in each cerebral hemisphere), a ventricle in the diencephalon, and another in the hindbrain. At its inferior aspect, it is continuous with the spinal cord’s central canal. Any disturbance in the free flow of CSF through the ventricular system leads to hydrocephalus, in which there is excessive fluid accumulation in the brain. This, in turn, leads to abnormal widening of the cerebral ventricle and raised Intracranial pressure, which should be recognized and treated promptly.

Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:15 h
  • Quiz questions 11
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Ventricular System

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is a Professor of Anatomy and the Associate Dean for Academic Curriculum and Medical Programs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Iowa, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
For his achievements in teaching and research, he received various awards such as the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the prestigious Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Canby teaches courses on Anatomy.

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Good and clear lecture! Thank you
By Ana Z. on 07. January 2021 for Choroid Plexus and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Good and clear lecture! If you need to get an overview of the CSF, works well

Better than some but still not perfect.
By Mathew C. on 11. April 2019 for Ventricular System: Ventricles and Communication

Breakdown and delivery of the information was much better than many other lectures in this part of the curriculum. However, the lecturer seemed confused and delivered information in a confusing way towards the end. I also noticed that one of the tables in the slides changes suddenly to read something different and this confuses things further. Overall a lecture capable of delivering useful information in a concise way.

By Diego H. on 27. August 2018 for Hydrocephalus: Definition and Treatment

great presentation, it covers the basic stuff about Ventricular system.

Good brush up on CSF
By Maru Luis L. on 06. December 2017 for Choroid Plexus and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Students who have a very good grasp on the topic may not appreciate it, but overall a good brush up on the choroid plexus and CSF.