Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Pathological Biomechanics of Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure in Syringomyelia: Fluid Structure Interaction of an In Vitro Coaxial Elastic Tube System

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Summer 6-17-2009

Abstract

Full explanation for the formation and pathogenesis of syringomyelia (SM), a neurological pathology characterized by the formation of a cystic cavity (syrinx) in the center of the spinal cord (SC), has not yet been given. The SM pathology forms a coaxial elastic tube system with the inner tube formed by the spinal cord having a syrinx and the outer tube formed by the spinal column (dura and vertebrae).

Publication Title

ASME Proceedings | Poster Session II: Student Paper Competition (PhD Level)

Volume

SBC2009-204685

First Page

941

Last Page

942

Comments

ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference