Cerebral blood flow alterations in progressive communicating hydrocephalus: transcranial Doppler ultrasonography assessment in an experimental model

Cosan T., Gucuyener D., Dundar E., Arslantas A., Vural M., UZUNER K., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.94, no.2, pp.265-269, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/jns.2001.94.2.0265
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-269
  • Keywords: experimental model, kaolin, hydrocephalus, transcranial Doppler ultrasonography, NORMAL-PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS, INTRACRANIAL-PRESSURE, LOWER LIMIT, PULSE-WAVE, AUTOREGULATION, SONOGRAPHY, VELOCITY, RABBITS, SINUS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Object. In many cases communicating hydrocephalus is the result of impairments in cerebrospinal fluid absorption in the arachnoid villi at the cranial convexity. Reported methods of creating experimental hydrocephalus have not sought to produce an arachnoidal adhesion in the cranial convexity. In this study the authors investigate alterations in cerebral blood flow (CBF) in experimental communicating hydrocephalus induced by the injection of kaolin into the subarachnoid space at the convexity in neonatal rats.