[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
August 1973

Cisternography and Hydrocephalus: A Symposium.

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

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

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

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×