In the last 20 years, researchers have debated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics theories, commonly based on the classic bulk flow perspective. New hypotheses do not consider a possible hydraulic impact of the ventricular morphology. The present study investigates, by means of a mathematical model, the eventual role played by the geometric shape of the "third ventricle-aqueduct-fourth ventricle" complex in CSF circulation under the assumption that the complex behaves like a diffuser/nozzle (DN) pump.

Form follows function: estimation of CSF flow in the third ventricle-aqueduct-fourth ventricle complex modeled as a diffuser/nozzle pump.

Longatti, Pierluigi;Peruzzo, Paolo;Basaldella, Luca;Susin, Francesca Maria
2020

Abstract

In the last 20 years, researchers have debated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics theories, commonly based on the classic bulk flow perspective. New hypotheses do not consider a possible hydraulic impact of the ventricular morphology. The present study investigates, by means of a mathematical model, the eventual role played by the geometric shape of the "third ventricle-aqueduct-fourth ventricle" complex in CSF circulation under the assumption that the complex behaves like a diffuser/nozzle (DN) pump.
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