Classical teaching posits that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is formed in the choroid plexus, circulates like a flowing river in the neuraxis, and is absorbed by the arachnoid granulations into the venous system. Simple. But is it really true? This review of recent publications will (1) provide an update on CSF embryology and physiology, (2) explore the evidence for lymphatic vessels in the brain and (3) describe the glymphatic system.
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NANOS Annual Meeting 2016: Hot Topics - Today and Tomorrow
Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416