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Anatomia Clinica

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 61–66 | Cite as

Dilatation of the subarachnoid pericerebral space and absorption of cerebrospinal fluid in the infant

  • J. Chazal
  • A. Tanguy
  • B. Irthum
  • P. Janny
  • G. Vanneuville
Reviews of Clinical and Radiological Anatomy

Summary

The authors investigated intracranial pressure, resistance to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) absorption following ventricular infusion and radiopharmaceutical absorption of radionuclide injected into the ventricles in two infants with dilatation of the subarachnoid pericerebral space. The results of this study showed an increased resistance to CSF absorption. Intraspinal CSF absorption was seen to predominate, as shown by isotopic cisternography.

Key words

Subarachnoid pericerebral space/Infant CSF absorption/Infant Spinal CSF absorption/Infant Isotopic cisternography 

Dilatation des espaces péricérébraux et résorption du liquide cérébrospinal chez le nourrisson

Résumé

Deux nourrissons porteurs d'une dilatation des espaces liquidiens péricérébraux, ont été explorés par une mesure de la pression intracrânienne, une mesure de la résistance à l'écoulement du LCS et une cisternographie isotopique pratiquée par voie ventriculaire. Les résultats ont montré une gêne à la sortie du LCS, qui semble, sur la cisternographie isotopique, résorbé essentiellement par voie rachidienne.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Chazal
    • 1
  • A. Tanguy
    • 1
  • B. Irthum
    • 2
  • P. Janny
    • 2
  • G. Vanneuville
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculté de MédecineLaboratoire d'AnatomieClermont-FerrandFrance
  2. 2.Clinique NeurochirurgicaleHôpital FontmaureChamalièresFrance

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