CSF Distribution in Acute and Chronic Obstructive Hydrocephalus and the Response to Shunting
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].
KeywordsAcoustic Neuroma Pineal Region Obstructive Hydrocephalus Aqueduct Stenosis Brain Stem Glioma
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