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Acute Hydrocephalus

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Gelei XiaoE-MailWebsite

    Attending doctor, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, ChangSha, China

    Interests: Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury, Neurosurgical procedures, Hydrocephalus, Neurosurgery, Microneurosurgery

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Background: Hydrocephalus is the result of normal physiological disturbance of brain crest fluid, which leads to the increase of intracranial pressure and the enlargement of the cerebral ventricle. In turn, it leads to pressure on the brain parenchyma and neurological dysfunction. Patients with acute hydrocephalus, on the other hand, are more likely to have a rapidly deteriorating neurological disorder, which requires urgent attention.

Importance: The causes of acute hydrocephalus are varied, these include infections, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral or cerebellar hemorrhage or intraventricular dilation, sudden occlusion of the outflow tract of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) due to a tumor or foreign body, occlusion of intracranial vascular disease, trauma, or intracranial surgery. However, the further mechanism is still worth our careful exploration. Non-surgical measures to improve the flow of CSF in acute hydrocephalus have little effect on the recovery of intracranial pressure. Most patients need surgical treatment in the end, and external ventricular drainage (EVD) is the most commonly used method for acute hydrocephalus, it provides time for further diagnostic studies or therapeutic interventions for underlying causes. However, there is still debate about the risk of serious complications from EVD surgery, such as the increased risk of aneurysm rebleeding and intracranial infection. Therefore, more evidence is needed.

The goal of the special issue: For this special issue, we will invite authors to publish original clinical and fundamental research articles, case reports, or comprehensive reviews on this topic. Papers accepted will be published immediately and gathered together in the special issue homepage. We respectfully request that researchers involved in this work and join us in this special issue to improve the content of acute hydrocephalus.


Acute hydrocephalus, Pathogenesis; Therapeutic development; Intensive care; Emergency medicine; Anaesthesia

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Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Signa Viate is an international peer-reviewed open access semi-annual journal published by MRE Press. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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