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CSF Distribution in Acute and Chronic Obstructive Hydrocephalus and the Response to Shunting

  • R. Grant
  • B. Condon
  • D. M. Hadley
  • G. M. Teasdale
Conference paper

Abstract

Re-distribution of intracranial CSF volumes is the fundamental change in obstructive hydrocephalus. Until recently it was not possible to measure CSF volumes and, therefore, not possible to compare acute and chronic hydrocephalus and the response to treatment. Using a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique (Condon et al. 1986), we have measured the total intracranial CSF volume [tCSF(v)], the ventricular CSF volume [vCSF(v)], the cortical sulcal CSF volume [csCSF(v)] and the ventricular: cortical sulcal CSF ratio [v: cs ratio].

Keywords

Acoustic Neuroma Pineal Region Obstructive Hydrocephalus Aqueduct Stenosis Brain Stem Glioma 
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References

  1. Condon B et al. (1986) Intracranial CSF volumes determined using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Lancet I: 1355–1358CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Grant
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Condon
    • 1
  • D. M. Hadley
    • 1
  • G. M. Teasdale
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General HospitalUniversity of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.Institute of Neurological SciencesUniversity Department of NeurosurgeryGlasgowUK

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