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      The Buoyant Brain

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      Buoyancy, CSF functions, Ventricular functions, communicating hydrocephalus

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          Abstract

          CSF is believed to provide a buoyancy medium to protect the brain against trauma and to reduce its weight. However, the origin of this belief, how this buoyancy works and its implications in various CSF disorders have not got enough attention in the literature.

          This study aimed to review the literature for the previous works that investigated the buoyancy environment of the brain. By applying the laws of buoyancy to the intracranial system, possible explanations of the common CSF disorders were suggested and compared to the current knowledge.

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          29 January 2021
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          [1 ] Neurosurgery Department, St George's university hospital, Blackshaw road, London, UK
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          10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPWDRBO.v1

          This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .

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          Medicine, Neurology

          Buoyancy, communicating hydrocephalus, Ventricular functions, CSF functions

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          Nice article ,,, I think orientation of buoyancy during treatment of conditions that change ICP will be highly important.... 

          2021-02-09 17:30 UTC
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