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Main description:

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.


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


ISBN-13: 9781420016284
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: December, 2009
Pages: 640



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.