Cerebrospinal fluid dynamics with its surgical implications

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Harold E. Vasquez
Yeider A. Durango-Espinosa
Ezequiel Garcia-Ballestas
B.V. Murlimanju
Andrei Fernandes Joaquim
Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
Amit Agrawal

Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is largely (70-80%) produced by the choroids plexus of the ventricles and is considered as the plasma ultrafiltrate. While CSF formation, circulation, and composition appear to be physiological and physical, its absorption appears to be mainly physical. The formation, composition, circulation, absorption, and changes in pathological conditions of CSF are discussed briefly in this review article. The CSF pressure dynamics studies provide information about the tightness, elastance, or outflow resistance of the CSF in the CNS. We believe that the present study shall help to provide essential details of CSF physiology which are important to many disciplines including radiology, neurology, and neurosurgery.

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E. Vasquez, H. ., Durango-Espinosa, Y. A. ., Garcia-Ballestas, E. ., Murlimanju, B. ., Joaquim, A. F. ., Moscote-Salazar, L. R. ., & Agrawal, A. (2020). Cerebrospinal fluid dynamics with its surgical implications. Romanian Neurosurgery, 34(3), 459-462. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/roneurosurgery/article/view/1462
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Harold E. Vasquez

Faculty of Medicine, University of Sinu, Cartagena, Colombia

Yeider A. Durango-Espinosa

Center for Biomedical Research (CIB). Faculty of Medicine - University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

Ezequiel Garcia-Ballestas

Center for Biomedical Research (CIB). Faculty of Medicine - University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

B.V. Murlimanju

Center for Biomedical Research (CIB). Faculty of Medicine - University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

Andrei Fernandes Joaquim

Prof of Neurosurgery. University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas-SP, Brazil

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

Center for Biomedical Research (CIB). Faculty of Medicine - University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

Amit Agrawal

Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Saket Nagar, Madhya Pradesh, India