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Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders

1st Edition

Edited by Conor Mallucci, Spyros Sgouros

CRC Press

592 pages

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Addressing the gap in the literature between pediatric medicine and geriatric medicine, Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders examines the disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways from birth to old age.

Highlights of the book include:

  • Comprehensive content detailing CSF disorders and their effects on the brain and spine at all developmental stages
  • Key updates to recent developments that physicians can utilize in their practice
  • Clear organization with each section divided into background information, disease discussion, surgical aspects, controversies, and social issues—giving readers quick access to the most important information needed to properly diagnose and manage patients with CSF disorders
  • Multidisciplinary content written by clinicians representing a host of specialties, making the book useful for not only neurologists, but also those in related specialties involved in treating CSF disorders, including neurosurgery, pediatrics, general practice, ophthalmology, radiology, and emergency medicine
  • Expert patient communication tips to help practitioners deliver information to patients and their caregivers on highly sensitive issues, such as alternative treatments, quality-of-life issues, and medico-legal aspects
  • More than 400 illustrations to clarify content

Exploring the management of the resultant effects of such disorders on both the brain and spine throughout the body’s changes in development, the book is written by more than 50 global experts in neurology and related disciplines. Their combined wisdom offers the most effective diagnostic and management guidelines for treating patients with CSF disorders.

Table of Contents


An Anatomical and Physiological Basis for CSF Pathway Disorders

Andrew Brodbelt and Marcus Stoodley

Embryology of CNS with Emphasis on CSF Circulation

Sergio Cavalheiro, Jardel Mendonc¸a Nic´acio, and Igor Vilela Faquini

Hydrocephalus: Historical Review of Its Treatment

James Tait Goodrich

Treatment of Hydrocephalus in the Modern Era (1950s–Current Date)

Paul May and Spyros Sgouros

Imaging (Normal and Abnormal)

Charles Raybaud and Gahl Greenberg

Invasive Measurements of Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure

Marek Czosnyka, Zofia Czosnyka, and John D. Pickard

Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Sensors and Surgical Technique of ICP Bolt Insertion

Federico Di Rocco

The Neuropsychological Consequences of Hydrocephalus

Cathy Grant, Jo Iddon, Emily Talbot, Kristina Vella, and Arleta Starza-Smith

Antenatal Screening and Management of Hydrocephalus

Wan Tew Seow and George Seow Heong Yeo

Disease-Specific Discussion

Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

Cheryl Muszinski

Aqueductal Stenosis

Giuseppe Cinalli, Pietro Spennato, Ferdinando Aliberti, and Emilio Cianciulli

Postinfectious Hydrocephalus

Graham Fieggen and Tony Figaji

Hydrocephalus in Children with Myelomeningocele

Mark S. Dias and Mark R. Iantosca

Hydrocephalus in Craniosynostosis

Hartmut Collmann, J ¨urgen Krauß, and Niels S¨orensen

Uncommon Congenital Malformations and Hydrocephalus

Jerard Ross

Pericerebral Collections and Subdural Effusions

Matthieu Vinchon and Patrick Dhellemmes

Shunt-Related Headaches: The Slit Ventricle Syndromes

Harold L. Rekate

Acquired Hydrocephalus in Adults

Jorg Baldauf and Henry W. S. Schroeder

Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Rachid Bech-Azeddine and Flemming Gjerris


J. Andr´e Grotenhuis

Hydrocephalus in ChiariMalformation and Other Craniovertebral Junction Abnormalities

Daniel J. Guillaume and Arnold H. Menezes

Management of Chiari I Malformation Associated with Intracranial Hypertension

Caroline Hayhurst and Conor Mallucci

The Treatment of Hydrocephalus in Children with Achondroplasia

Triantafyllos Bouras and Spyros Sgouros


Spyros Sgouros

Surgery for Chiari I Malformation and Syringomyelia

John J. Or´o

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Caroline Hayhurst, Alison Rowlands, and Fiona Rowe

Pseudotumor and Obesity

Harold L. Rekate

Lumboperitoneal Shunts in the Treatment of Benign Intracranial Hypertension

Konstantina Karabatsou

Venous Outflow Obstruction and Venous Sinus Thrombosis in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Pietro Spennato, Giuseppe Cinalli, Claudio Ruggiero, and Maria Consiglio Buonocore

Arachnoid Cysts

Concezio Di Rocco, Mateus Dal Fabbro, and Gianpiero Tamburrini

Colloid Cysts

Philippe Decq and Hieronymus Damianus Boogaarts

Tumor-Related Hydrocephalus

Paul Chumas, Daniel Crimmins, and Atul Tyagi

ETV in the Management of Hydrocephalus Secondary to Pediatric Posterior Fossa Tumors

Christian Sainte-Rose

Longstanding Overt Ventriculomegaly in Adult (LOVA)

Shizuo Oi and Satoshi Takahashi

The Neuropsychological Aspects of Longstanding Overt Ventriculomegaly in Adults

Mohammed Al Jumaily, Conor Mallucci, and Peter Murphy

Surgical Aspects

Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts

Spyros Sgouros and Dimitris Kombogiorgas

Surgical Technique: Shunt Implantation

Yusuf Ers¸ahin

Image-Guided Shunt Placement

Conor Mallucci

Shunt Complications

Patrick W. Hanlo, R. G. J. Bloemen, andW. Peter Vandertop

The Role of Antibiotic Impregnated Catheters in Preventing Shunt Infection

Caroline Hayhurst

Multiloculated Hydrocephalus

Toba Niazi and Marion L. Walker

Clinical Trials in Hydrocephalus: What Have We Learned?

John Kestle

The U.K. Shunt Registry

Hugh Richards

Endoscopy for Hydrocephalus—General Aspects

J. Andr´e Grotenhuis, Sherif Mohammed Al-Sayed Al-Kheshen, and Khaled Elsayed Mohammed

ETV Techniques and Complications

Wolfgang Wagner and Dorothee Koch-Wiewrodt

Endoscopic Management of Specific Disease Entities

Daniel J. Guillaume and Charles Teo

ETV in Shunt Malfunction

Jothy Kandaswamy and Conor Mallucci

Repeat Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

Vit Siomin and Shlomi Constantini

ETV in Children Younger Than Two Years

Abhaya V. Kulkarni

Predicting Success of ETV in Children with Hydrocephalus

Abhaya V. Kulkarni

Controversial Issues and Social Aspects

Hydrocephalus and Epilepsy

Argirios Dinopoulos

Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

Carys M. Bannister

The Patient’s Perspective—Support and Social Integration

Rosemary Batchelor

Quantification of Outcome in Children with Hydrocephalus

Abhaya V. Kulkarni

Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of CSF Disorders

Anthony D. Hockley

Treatment of Hydrocephalus in the Developing World

Benjamin C. Warf

About the Editors

Conor Mallucci is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Foundation Trust and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trust, Liverpool UK. Dr Mallucci’s sub specialties include brain and spinal tumours, hydrocephalus and paediatrics. He is an advisor and member of the International Study Group on Neuroendoscopy and Chairman of the British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group. Dr Mallucci is also Deputy Editor of the British Journal of Neurosurgery.

Spyros Sgouros is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at ‘Attikon’ University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Athens, Athens, Greece. He is a member of the Executive Board of the International and European Societies for Pediatric Neurosurgery and the International Study Group for Neuroendoscopy, and Associate Editor for Child's Nervous System.

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MEDICAL / Neurology