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The Role of Cerebrospinal Compensatory Parameters in the Estimation of Implanted Shunt System in Patients with Communicating Hydrocephalus: Preliminary report

  • W. Maksymowicz
  • M. Czosnyka
  • W. Koszewski
  • A. Szymanska
  • W. Traczewski

Abstract

In communicating hydrocephalus the enlargement of ventricles seemed to be caused mainly by increased resistance to cerebrospinal fluid absorption (RCSF). The aim of the study was to examine whether the RCSF is really only factor, amongst the compensatory parameters of cerebrospinal system, responsible for development of hydrocephalus.

Key words

Communicating hydrocephalus Intracranial pressure Shunt implantation Resistance to CSF outflow CSF formation rate 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Maksymowicz
    • 1
  • M. Czosnyka
    • 2
  • W. Koszewski
    • 1
  • A. Szymanska
    • 1
  • W. Traczewski
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryAcademy of MedicineWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Electronics FundamentalsWarsaw University of TechnologyPoland
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryRegional HospitalZyrardowPoland

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