3rd October 2019


Where is the cerebrospinal fluid formed?

CSF is produced mainly by a structure called the choroid plexus in the lateral, third and fourth ventricles. CSF flows from the lateral ventricle to the third ventricle through the interventricular foramen (also called the foramen of Monro).

Just so, what makes cerebrospinal fluid?

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless body fluid found in the brain and spinal cord. It is produced by the specialised ependymal cells in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain, and absorbed in the arachnoid granulations.

What causes cerebral spinal fluid?

Any tear or hole in the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord (dura) can allow the fluid that surrounds those organs to leak. When it leaks out, the pressure around the brain and spinal cord drops. Causes of leakage through the dura include: Certain head, brain, or spinal surgeries.

What causes increased CSF production?

Hydrocephalus resulting from CSF overproduction is a rare disease and is usually caused by pathological conditions affecting the choroid plexus, namely hyperplasia or tumor. Similarly, CSF infections and meningitis (8) may increase the CSF production, along with the concomitant decrease in CSF absorption.
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