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The ventricles constitute the internal part of a communicating system containing CSF. The external part of the system is formed by the subarachnoid space and cisterns. The communication between the 2 parts occurs at the level of fourth ventricle through the median foramen of Magendie into the cistern magna and the 2 lateral foramina of Luschka into the spaces around the brainstem cerebellopontine angles and prepontine cisterns. The CSF is absorbed from the subarachnoid space into the venous blood of the sinuses or veins by the small arachnoid villi, which are clusters of cells projecting from subarachnoid space into a venous sinus, and the larger arachnoid granulations.
CSF absorption capacity is normally approximately times the rate of production. CSF plays an important role in supporting the brain growth during evolution, protecting against external trauma, removal of metabolites produced by neuronal and glial cell activity, and transport of biologically active substances like hormones and neuropeptides throughout the brain.
The ventricles are lined by a single layer of ciliated squamous or columnar ependymal cells. The ependymal cells develop from tanycytes, types of transitional cells with radially extending processes, which come in contact with the blood vessels, neurons, and glia. The choroid plexus forms early in development, shortly after the closing of the neural tube. The ependymal cells coming in contact with the adjacent mesodermally derived tissue form pseudorosettes, which protrude within the neural tube at the sites of ventricular system formation.
The differentiation of these cells with resulting development of the choroid plexus is largely completed by 22 weeks' gestation. The blood-brain barrier is formed by capillary endothelial cells, pluripotent pericytes, a dense basement membrane, and perivascular end-feet of astrocytes.
The vascular endothelial barrier is formed by tight junctions and adherence junctions between endothelial cells. Cerebral capillary endothelial cells lack fenestrations, have fewer pinocytic vesicles, have an increased number of mitochondria, and have a thicker basement membrane mm thick and adjacent astrocytic end-feet relative to the systemic endothelial cells. A single cell usually spans the entire circumference of a cerebral capillary lumen.
In the blood, the CSF barrier and epithelial cells of the plexus are connected by tight junctions, forming a continuous layer that permits the passage of selected substances. The capillaries of the choroid plexuses have more fenestration than the brain capillaries. The choroid plexus capillaries are separated from the choroidal cells by a basement membrane and a layer of connective tissue.
The ependymal cell form the lining of the ventricles and are continuous with the epithelium of the choroid plexus. The arachnoid barrier is formed by the outer layer of the cells of the arachnoid, which are joined by tight junctions and have similar permeability to those of the brain blood vessels. The main functions of the blood-brain barrier are to prevent the entry of potentially harmful substances into the CNS, to maintain ion and volume regulation, and to maintain metabolic as well as immunologic function.
A dysfunction or disruption in the blood-brain barrier may be encountered in many disease states, such as infection, inflammation, presence of tumors, and hypoxic-ischemic events with potential severe neurologic sequelae. The blood-brain barrier is absent in several specialized areas of the brain, known as circumventricular organs. In these regions, the ependymal lining has discontinuous gap junctions and few tight junctions, and the fenestrated capillaries are highly permeable.
These areas have specific secretory function neurohypophysis or surveillance function eg, area postrema. CSF is an ultrafiltrate of plasma. Sodium is secreted into the CSF by the sodium-potassium ATPase pump, followed by the passive transfer of water molecules. Intracellular carbonic anhydrase generates bicarbonate and hydrogen ions.
Most proteins are excluded from the CSF by the blood-brain barrier. Intracranial pressure is the pressure within the closed craniospinal compartment, which encompasses 3 main components: An increase in CSF pressure happens as a result of an increase in the intracranial volume eg, tumors , blood volume with hemorrhages , or CSF volume eg, hydrocephalus.
Blocking the circulation of the CSF leads to dilatation of the ventricular system upstream to the level of obstruction, defined as hydrocephalus. The old classification divides hydrocephalus into 2 types: In noncommunicating or obstructive hydrocephalus, the CSF accumulates within the ventricles as a result of an obstruction within the ventricular system most commonly at the level of cerebral aqueduct.
In communicating hydrocephalus, the CSF flows freely through the outflow foramens of the fourth ventricles into the arachnoid space. Fourth ventricle dilatation implies obstruction distally, usually at the level of the subarachnoid space.
A small fourth ventricle suggests obstruction proximal to the fourth ventricle. Current terminology classifies all types of hydrocephalus as obstructive at some level, except for the rare cause of CSF overproduction associated with choroid plexus papilloma. Intraventricular obstructive hydrocephalus refers to hydrocephalus resulting from an obstruction within the ventricular system eg, aqueductal stenosis. The continuous production of the CSF leads to dilatation of one or more ventricles, depending on the site of obstruction.
In the acute obstruction phase, transependymal flow of CSF may occur. The gyri are flattened against the skull. If the skull sutures are not calcified, such as in children younger than age 2 years, the head may enlarge. Extraventricular obstructive hydrocephalus indicates an obstruction outside the ventricles eg, at the level of arachnoid villi, as a result of previous bleeding, infection, or inflammation, which results in thickening of the arachnoid and decreased absorption of the CSF.
Hydrocephalus causes symptoms mainly due to increased intracranial pressure. The symptoms and findings vary with age. Clinical features of hydrocephalus in infants include irritability, lethargy, poor feeding, vomiting, and failure to thrive. In older children and adults, morning headache associated with vomiting, diplopia, gait dysfunction as a result of stretching of the paracentral corticospinal fibers, coordination problems, and impairment in the higher functions are seen.
Macrocephalus, cracked pot sound with percussion, separation of sutures, frontal bossing, or occipital prominence is usually seen in children with hydrocephalus that developed before the closing of the cranial vault. Papilledema, exudates or hemorrhages, and optic atrophy may be seen upon funduscopic examination in children or adults.
Enlargement of the blind spot is also noted. Diplopia is usually caused by bilateral sixth nerve palsy due to increased intracranial pressure. A paralysis of the upgaze or partial Parinaud syndrome setting sun sign is seen as a result of pressure on the superior colliculus or tectum. Other findings include hormonal changes as a result of third ventricle dilatation and pressure on the hypothalamic-pituitary structures, cognitive dysfunction, changes in personality may be seen, and, occasionally, seizures.
Posterior fossa tumors may cause transforaminal herniation of the cerebellar tonsils with neck stiffness. The etiologies and pathogenesis of hydrocephalus include overproduction, blockage, or diminished absorption. Etiologies of hydrocephalus secondary to blockage or diminished absorption include developmental abnormalities, trauma, tumors, infectious, inflammatory, and idiopathic. Solid tumors produce hydrocephalus by obstruction of the ventricles, whereas nonsolid tumors eg, leukemia, carcinomatous infiltration impair CSF absorption within the subarachnoid space.
Foramen of Monro obstruction may be caused by a suprasellar mass eg, glioma , arachnoid cyst, craniopharyngioma , septum pellucidum tumor, colloid cyst , or tuberous sclerosis. Third ventricle obstruction may result from a colloid cyst, large hypothalamic-optic or thalamic glioma, or suprasellar mass. Cerebral aqueduct obstruction may be the result of aqueductal stenosis, vascular malformations eg, arteriovenous malformations or vein of Galen aneurysm , ventriculitis, ependymitis, or tumors eg, pineal , brainstem, cerebellar, or mesencephalic.
Obstruction at the level of fourth ventricle may be caused by posterior fossa tumors, hemorrhage, or ventriculitis. Obstruction of the fourth ventricle foramina of Luschka and Magendie may be due to a Dandy-Walker malformation, arachnoid cyst, infection eg, ventriculitis, meningitis , or cerebellar tumors. Obstruction at the level of subarachnoid space is usually caused by hemorrhage subarachnoid or subdural , meningitis, and, rarely, by Chiari malformation.
Congenital hydrocephalus has an incidence of 0. Aqueductal stenosis is the most common cause of congenital hydrocephalus, whereas mass lesions are the most common cause of aqueductal obstruction during childhood. Dandy-Walker malformation , which consists of a markedly dilatated fourth ventricle associated with failure of the foramen of Magendie to open, aplasia of the posterior cerebellar vermis, heterotopias of the inferior olivary nuclei, pachygyria, agenesis of the corpus callosum, and other abnormalities [ 3 ].
Klippel-Feil syndrome , defined by obstructive hydrocephalus at the level of fourth ventricle associated with malformation of the craniocervical skeleton This condition may be associated with Chiari malformation and basilar impression.
Congenital brain tumors, most common being astrocytoma , medulloblastoma , teratoma , and choroid plexus papilloma These tumors are more often supratentorial and midline, usually compressing the cerebral aqueduct. Walker-Warburg syndrome, a congenital syndrome characterized by hydrocephalus, agyria, and retinal dysplasia, with or without encephalocele, associated with congenital muscular dystrophies [ 3 ].
Hydranencephaly results from replacement of the brain parenchyma by the CSF. Causes include a failure in normal brain development, intrauterine disease destroying the normal brain tissue, or untreated progressive obstructive hydrocephalus.
Porencephaly refers to hemispheric cysts resulting from the destruction of immature brain parenchyma, which may or may not communicate with the lateral ventricle and subarachnoid space. Schizencephaly is the term used for a cleft in the brain parenchyma that is lined with dysplastic gray matter, extending from the ventricles to the cortex.
Arrested hydrocephalus may represent a form of normal pressure hydrocephalus. Normal pressure hydrocephalus may be accompanied by gait disorder, incontinence, and dementia in elderly patients.
The etiology is presumed to be idiopathic, resulting in increased resistance to CSF absorption across the arachnoid villi. A remote history of trauma, infection, or subarachnoid hemorrhage may be elicited occasionally. CT scanning or MRI reveals uniform ventricular dilatation out of proportion to the cortical atrophy, with periventricular lucencies. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension IIH also known as pseudotumor cerebri is a diagnosis of exclusion.
Predominantly seen in young, obese women age y; female-to-male ratio, 3: The eye examination findings are related to increased intracranial pressure and include papilledema, retinal hemorrhages, exudates, enlargement of the blind spot, and sixth cranial nerve palsies. Empty sella may be seen in a small percentile of patients. Treatment of hydrocephalus is very diverse, including conservative and surgical approaches, depending upon the underlying abnormality and the site of obstruction.
In patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus, large-volume lumbar puncture with removal of mL of CSF is followed by clinical improvement and high convexity tightness, as seen on CT scan or MRI, indicate a potential benefit with shunting procedures. For idiopathic intracranial hypertension, the treatment is directed at lowering CSF pressure and volume. The mainstays of medical treatment include weight reduction, low sodium diet, and diuretics acetazolamide. CSF leak and low pressure may occur after lumbar puncture, dural surgical procedures, or as a spontaneous thecal tear.
A headache that worsens in the upright position is the clinical hallmark of CSF leaks. Treatment depends on the etiology and includes bedrest, hydration, and an autologous blood patch. Clinical Neuroanatomy and Related Neuroscience. Ventricles and coverings of the brain. Agriculture Common Agricultural Policy: Set the underlined in caps. Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies from a central fund to farmers of countries belonging to the EC. Controversial, it led to so-called butter mountains and wine lakes through overproduction in these areas.
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