The study of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in apparently 'arrested' hydrocephalus in children

Childs Brain. 1977;3(6):359-74. doi: 10.1159/000119687.


18 children having hydrocephalus, which could be regarded clinically as 'arrested', underwent cerebral angiography and a constant infusion manometric test. Intracranial pressure was directly recorded in 3 cases. The above examinations indicated that hydrocephalus was still 'active' in 8 children. This was confirmed by the good results of the surgical treatment.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Ventriculography
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / cerebrospinal fluid*
  • Hydrocephalus / physiopathology
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery
  • Infant
  • Intracranial Pressure
  • Male