The Influence of Coughing on Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure in an in Vitro Syringomyelia Model with Spinal Canal Stenosis
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.
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Martin, Bryn A. and Loth, Francis, "The Influence of Coughing on Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure in an in Vitro Syringomyelia Model with Spinal Canal Stenosis" (2009). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research. 424.