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A Nonlinear Biphasic Hyperelastic Model for Acute Hydrocephalus

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Joshua H. Smith

Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Jose Jaime García

Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Paper No. SBC2008-192865, pp. 1025-1026; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2008-192865
From:
  • ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Marco Island, Florida, USA, June 25–29, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4321-5
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

The cerebrospinal fluid present in the central nervous system plays an important role in the physiological activities and protection of the brain. Disruptions of CSF flow lead to different forms of a disease known as hydrocephalus, characterized by a significant increment of the ventricular space. In acute hydrocephalus the Sylvius aqueduct is blocked and ventricular pressure is greatly increased.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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