Bochdalek's flower basket

Dr Francis Deng and Dr David Little et al.

Bochdalek's flower basket is the eponymous name for the incidental finding of protrusion of the choroid plexus through the foramina of Luschka. This is a relatively common finding.

It is an important normal variant to recognize as the presence of protruding calcified choroid tissue in the fourth ventricle can be confused with subarachnoid hemorrhage 2 or a cerebellopontine angle mass.

History and etymology

The finding is named after Vincent Alexander Bochdalek (1801-1883), the Czech anatomist who is most recognized for characterizing what is now known as the Bochdalek hernia 3.

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

rID: 34409
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • flower basket of Bochdalek

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  • Case 1: Bochdalek's flower basket
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