What do we know? And what do we still not know?

  • Ahmed Ammar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction to Hydrocephalus

  3. Etiology and Pathophysiology of Hydrocephalus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Deepak Gupta, Raghav Singla, Chinmay Dash
      Pages 35-52
    3. Mami Yamasaki
      Pages 53-65
    4. Ahmed Ammar, Faisal Abbas, Wisam Al Issawi, Fatima Fakhro, Layla Batarfi, Ahmed Hendam et al.
      Pages 67-82
    5. Ahmed Ammar, Fatima A. Fakhroo, Ahmed Abdelfattah, Mohammed Shawarby
      Pages 83-99
  4. Clinical Presentation of Hydrocephalus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Dominic Venne
      Pages 103-113
    3. Christopher Witiw, Laureen Hachem, Mark Bernstein
      Pages 115-125
    4. Sari Saleh AlSuhibani, Abdulrahman Hamad Alabdulwahhab, Ahmed Ammar
      Pages 127-141
    5. Wafa Al Bluwi, Mohanna Al Jindan, Ahmed Ammar
      Pages 143-151
    6. Tomasz Klepinowski, Nabeel S. Alshafai
      Pages 153-160
  5. Management of Hydrocephalus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Sherif Al Mekawi, Nermeen Galal
      Pages 183-190
    3. Takahiro Murata, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Kazuhiro Hongo
      Pages 191-200
    4. Yazid Maghrabi, Saleh Baeesa
      Pages 209-221
    5. Lujain A. S. Ammar, Ahmed Ammar
      Pages 237-244
    6. Ta-Chih Tan, Ahmed Ammar
      Pages 245-255
  6. Complex Hydrocephalus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Uppendra Chowdhary, Abdulraaq Al Ojan, Faisal Al Matrafi, Ahmed Ammar
      Pages 281-291
    3. Ahmed Ammar, Abulrazaq Al Ojan
      Pages 293-308
  7. Fetal Hydrocephalus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Arwa Sulaiman Al Shamekh, Noura Al Qahtani, Ahmed Ammar
      Pages 311-339
    3. Abdulrahman Al Anazi
      Pages 357-369

About this book


This book provides the reader with a well-structured, comprehensive approach to hydrocephalus and related syndromes. It also addresses the ethical dilemmas of managing hydrocephalus, of which many neurosurgeons are unaware, and presents cutting-edge research genetic and pathophysiology research on hydrocephalus. The book presents a new classification for the Dandy Walker syndrome, based on a new understanding of different hydrocephalic problems. Further, it puts forward a wholly new theory on the pathophysiology and development of multiloculated hydrocephalus. This book helps the reader to devise a long-term strategic plan to treat patients, based on research of favorable long-term outcomes of hydrocephalus. It uniquely provides evidence-based approaches to managing hydrocephalus, presenting the experience and thoughts of renowned and highly experienced neurosurgeons from the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe and the Middle East. 


CSF dynamic V-P shunts Third ventriculostomy Posterior fossa anomalies Hydrocephalus genetics Value based medicine Evidence based medicine Radiological diagnosi Anesthesi Dandy walker syndrome

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed Ammar
    • 1
  1. 1.Dammam University, King Fahd University Hospital Dammam UniversityAl KhobarSaudi Arabia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61303-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61304-8
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