Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

The Influence of Coughing on Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure in an in Vitro Syringomyelia Model with Spinal Canal Stenosis

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Summer 6-17-2009

Abstract

Five in vitro models were constructed which were representative of various pathologies of the spinal canal (SC) associated with syringomyelia (SM). The models were subjected to a cough type flow impulse while monitoring the pressure environment in the syrinx and subarachnoid space (SAS) regions of the model. The results indicated that conditions can arise during a cough which would provide pressure forces to encourage cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) movement into the syrinx cavity.

Publication Title

ASME Proceedings | Poster Session I: Design

Volume

SBC2009-206784

First Page

893

Last Page

894

Comments

ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference