Monro-Kellie hypothesis

Case contributed by Dr Alessandro Spano Mello


The figures in this diagram illustrates some situations related to to Monro-Kellie hypothesis.

The proportions are not equivalent to real for didactic purposes .

Case Discussion

According to the Monro-Kellie hypothesis whereas the cranial volume is fixed and the brain tissue, blood and CSF are contained in it, there is an equilibrium between the intracranial constituents. Thus decrease in one should be compensated by the increase in other and vice-a-versa.


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rID: 32609
Case created: 5th Dec 2014
Last edited: 28th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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