Cerebrospinal Fluid and Hydrocephalus: Physiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
Imland Klinik, Rendsburg, Germany. [email protected]
Department of Neuro-Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL.
Marcus Neuroscience Institute, Boca Raton Regional Hospital and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. [email protected]
- Published Article
Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is found around and inside the brain and vertebral column. CSF plays a crucial role in the protection and homeostasis of neural tissue. Key points on the physiology of CSF as well as the diagnostic and treatment options for hydrocephalus are discussed. Understanding the fundamentals of the production, absorption, dynamics, and pathophysiology of CSF is crucial for addressing hydrocephalus. Shunts and endoscopic third ventriculostomy have changed the therapeutic landscape of hydrocephalus. The treatment of hydrocephalus in adults and children represents a large part of everyday practice for the neurologist, both in benign cases and cancer-related diagnoses.
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