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Behavioural Neurology
Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 139-147

Decreased Volume of the Cerebral Ventricles on CT Images in Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome

Lisbeth Regeur,1,2 L. Korbo,1,2 N. Bang,3,4 and B. Pakkenberg1,2

1Neurological Research Laboratory, Bartholin Institute, Kommunehospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
2Stereological Research Laboratory, Aarhus University, Århus, Denmark
3Department of Radiology, Roskilde County Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark
4Department of Radiology, Gentofte County Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark

Received 1 February 1999; Accepted 1 February 1999

Copyright © 1999 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of the present study was to estimate the volume of the ventricular system comprising lateral plus third ventricles in patients with Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome on computed tomographic (CT) scannings using unbiased stereological principles and to compare that volume with a control group. We found a significantly reduced ventricular volume in 24 patients with Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome (GTS) compared with 28 controls.