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Vol. XXXIV, No. 3 (September 2020)

Cerebrospinal fluid dynamics with its surgical implications



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.