An experimental model for chronic communicating hydrocephalus

A. E. James, W. J. Flor, M. Bush, T. Merz, B. L. Rish

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A reliable technique is described for producing chronic communicating hydrocephalus in experimental animals. This involves the injection of Silastic into the basilar cisterns by way of a cisterna magna puncture. This model proves to be very useful in studying the physiology of chronic communicating hydrocephalus and allows the evaluation of the condition by isotope cisternography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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