Ventricular CSF Pulse Pressure Amplitude: an Index of Intracranial Compliance

  • E. L. Foltz
  • S. Lederhaus
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 7)


The precise dynamic etiology of ventriculomegaly in hydrocephalus has not been conclusively demonstrated. The need for such understanding is clear, however, for several reasons: (1) as a basis for the continued search for treatment of hydrocephalus by other than CSF shunting techniques; (2) for application in our continued efforts at early diagnosis of adult occult hydrocephalus in the presence of normal mean CSF pressure; and (3) as basic data in our continued search for a simple, quantitative method to differentiate arrested from active hydrocephalus without relying on extended observation times.


Pulse Pressure Choroid Plexus Time Base Dural Sinus Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus 
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