Internal hydrocephalus, external hydrocephalus, and the syndrome of intracerebral cerebrospinal fluid entrapment: a challenge to current theories on the pathophysiology of communicating hydrocephalus.

@article{Rahme2010InternalHE,
  title={Internal hydrocephalus, external hydrocephalus, and the syndrome of intracerebral cerebrospinal fluid entrapment: a challenge to current theories on the pathophysiology of communicating hydrocephalus.},
  author={Ralph Rahme and M W Bojanowski},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={95-8}
}
The natural history of external hydrocephalus (EH) in adults is often marked by conversion into internal hydrocephalus. We describe a complication of this conversion, the ICE (intracerebral CSF entrapment) phenomenon, and demonstrate that both EH and ICE represent a challenge to current theories on the pathophysiology of communicating hydrocephalus (CHC). We propose a new model for CHC where the pattern of CSF distribution is largely determined by the intrinsic compliance of each of the… CONTINUE READING