Finite element model for hydrocephalus and idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Dong Ju Kim, Hakseung Kim, Dae Hyeon Park, Hack Jin Lee, Zofia Czosnyka, Michael P F Sutcliffe, Marek Czosnyka

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Hydrocephalus and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) are neuropathies associated with disturbed cerebrospinal fluid dynamics. Several finite element (FE) brain models were suggested to simulate the pathological changes in hydrocephalus, but with overly simplified assumptions regarding the properties of the brain parenchyma. This study proposes a two-dimensional FE brain model, capable of simulating both hydrocephalus and IIH by incorporating poro-hyperelasticity of the brain and detailed structural information (i.e., sulci).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurochirurgica, Supplementum
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Biphasic brain model
  • Finite element methods
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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