New experimental model of acute aqueductal blockage in cats: effects on cerebrospinal fluid pressure and the size of brain ventricles
On ultrasonographic examination of pregnancies with fumarase deficiency in the fetus, polyhydramniosis, intrauterine growth retardation, enlarged brain ventricles
and brain anomalies have been reported (5, 8).
He had to have a lumbar puncture as well as a shunt tube put into one of his brain ventricles
to drain off more fluid.
Additionally, there was an eight to 10 percent increase in the size of the brain ventricles
, which are areas filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that play a protective role in the brain.
Most sufferers also have hydrocephalus, a fluid that developed because of the spina bifida and which rests in brain ventricles
Morphological substrate of LEB is the ependyma of the brain ventricles
(Rubin and Farber, 2004).
Conventional invasive ICP measurement techniques require surgical passage through the skull bone into the brain ventricles
, parenchyma or the region between the skull and dura matter to implant a measuring transducer.