Factors Affecting Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow in a Shunt System

  • Chikafusa Kadowaki


Nineteen adult hydrocephalic patients were studied to determine factors affecting cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow through shunts. This study was based on our previously reported method by which fluctuations in CSF flow through a shunt of 0.01 m//min to 1.93 m//min were identified, each having its own rhythmic pattern.

Key words

Hydrocephalus CSF hydrodynamics CSF shunt In-shunt flowmeter Intracranial pressure 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chikafusa Kadowaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKyorin University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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