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August 1973

Cisternography and Hydrocephalus: A Symposium.

Arch Neurol. 1973;29(2):133-134. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490260077022

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In no way is the perpetual optimism of the neurosurgeon better exemplified than in his never-ending battle with the therapy of hydrocephalus. Almost 60 years ago Cushing and Weed attempted to define the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation. Since then both a defensible explanation for the mechanism of hydrocephalus and a successful method for its therapy have eluded the grasp of countless workers. It was hoped that the recent advent of radiopharmaceuticals and methods for cisternography would lead to a quantum increase in the state of our knowledge in this difficult disease. This was the purpose of those who convened in May 1971, "to establish a common dialogue" among the many workers in this field. One of the products of that symposium is this textbook which presents, in a handsome and well-illustrated volume, a review of the physiology of the CSF circulation, the technical aspects of radionuclide cisternography, and the relationship

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