A theoretical model of benign external hydrocephalus that predicts a predisposition towards extra-axial hemorrhage after minor head trauma.

@article{Papasian2000ATM,
  title={A theoretical model of benign external hydrocephalus that predicts a predisposition towards extra-axial hemorrhage after minor head trauma.},
  author={Nora C Papasian and David M. Frim},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={188-93}
}
INTRODUCTION There is controversy over whether there exists a predisposition towards bleeding into the subdural space in infants with benign external hydrocephalus (BEH) or other enlargement of the extra-axial space (e.g. subdural hygroma). The presumed etiology implicates shear forces in over-stretching the extra-axial blood vessels. We have created a model of the intracranial space that approximates certain aspects of BEH. Using this model, we predict situations where children with BEH will… CONTINUE READING