Although several tools are available to assist in the diagnosis of central nervous system vasculitis (CNS-V), many challenges remain in critically assessing their diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. In this case study, Rula Hall-Ali, MD, explains the importance of cerebrospinal fluid testing in the diagnosis of CNS-V.
Elevated CSF levels of this protein biomarker might indicate an Alzheimer’s subtype with language or behavioral changes as an early clinical sign, a retrospective study suggests.
Despite limitations, newer techniques have been designed and executed to effectively reconstruct the access corridor in the cramped quarters of the sinus and nasal cavities.
A factor in the pathophysiology of Chiari malformation may be the movement of cerebrospinal fluid and brain tissue during the cardiac cycle. Cerebrospinal fluid and brain dynamics can normalize with surgical decompression.