Cerebral Elasticity and Ventricular Size Part II: Age-Related Development of Extracerebral Fluid Collections
Communicating hydrocephalus (CH), pseudotumor cerebri (PC) and slitventricle syndrome (SVS) share the common pathophysiological features of impaired CSF absorption, and reduced cerebral compliance (Collman et al. 1980, Martins 1980, Sklar et al. 1980). Ventriculomegaly, however, develops in CH, but not in PC or SVS. This suggests that other variables, besides decreased CSF absorption, are responsible for the development of ventriculomegaly in CH. Furthermore the development of chronic subdural hematomas (CSH) is much more likely to occur in neonates and the elderly despite a much greater incidence of head trauma in young adults.
KeywordsChronic Subdural Hematoma Science Centre Research Communicate Hydrocephalus Cerebral Compliance Subtemporal Decompression
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