Category Archives: CSF

Ventriculomegaly and Mega Cisterns in Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons and MS

Poroelasticity of the brain plays a role in enlarged ventricles, called ventriculomegaly and shrinkage, called atrophy of structures that surround them causing many of the signs and symptoms seen in Alzheimer’s diseases, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Continue reading

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Pulsatility, Pressure Waves and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Pulsatility and arterial pressure waves that are inadequately buffered in the brain may play a role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. Continue reading

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Blood, CSF and Battered Bones

The cranial vault and brain are poroelastic structures constantly battered by the pulsating waves of blood and CSF flow. The hydraulic force of CSF is strong enough to erode bone. It may similarly erode the brain. Continue reading

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CSF Cistern Compression of the Brainstem

Obstruction to CSF and venous blood flow between the brain and cord can lead to an increase in CSF in the cisterns and subsequent dysautonomia, Parkinsonism and cerebellar signs and symptoms, as well as atrophy of the brainstem and cerebellum. Continue reading

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Cervical Spondylosis and CSF Flow in the Cisterns

Degenerative changes in the cervical spine called spondylosis can cause tubulance, backjets and standing waves of CSF to form in the basal cisterns of the brain resulting in neurodegenerative processes and subsequent diseases such as Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. Continue reading

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CSF Fountains, Pulsations and Flow

CSF flow is driven by waves called pulsations. If CSF waves are too strong or too weak, they can damage the brain resulting in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and mutliple sclerosis. Continue reading

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CSF Currents, Winds and Tides

CSF flow is determined by currents, winds and tides that can pound and erode the brain when the flow is blocked or their forces collide. Continue reading

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