CerebroSpinal Fluid Task Force

CerebroSpinal Fluid Task Force

CSF Task Force aims and purpose is to set higher standards of excellence in care for patients suffering from Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders by Consultation, Education, Innovation and Standardisation.

Conditions to be included in the CSF Task Force & collaborate with other sections e.g paediatrics, and oncology :

  • Hydrocephalus
    • Intraventricular Obstructive Hydrocephalus (IVOH)
    • Non Intraventricular Obstructive Hydrocephalus (NIVOH)
    • Longstanding Overt Ventriculomegaly (LOVA)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)
  • Neuroendoscopic surgery
  • Full spectrum of CSF Diversion procedures
  • Principles of CSF Shunt Technology
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Syringomyelia
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Management of CSF pathway lesions
    • Pineal lesions
    • Colloid cysts
    • Intraventricular tumours
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
  • CSF Dynamics







Core Members

  • Mr Mansoor Foroughi - Brighton, UK
  • Dr Giorgio Palandri - Bologna, Italy
  • Prof Laurence Watkins - London, UK


  • Committee members for specific areas of interest & development :

  • Prof Matts Tullberg - Gothemburg, Sweden
  • Prof Marianne Juhler - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mr Andrew Brodbelt - Liverpool, UK
  • Dr Ricky Rasschaert - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Prof Guy Rosenthal - Jerusalam, Israel
  • Prof Paolo Bolognese - New York, USA
  • Prof Uwe Kehler - Hamburg, Germany
  • Mr Ahmed Toma - Consultant Neurosurgeon, London, UK
  • Dr Omer Doron - Haifa, Israel
  • Dr Miroslav Vukic - Zagreb, Croatia
  • Prof Alexandra Sinclair - Birmingham, UK - Special Interest & lead       for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension




  • Webinars planned

    • CSF dynamics and Shunt Testing in-vivo
      By Dr. Zofia Czosnyka and Dr. Marek Czosnyka, University of Cambridge, UK.

    • Doha - Webinar 2020, November 5th – 7th 2020
      click here for more info

    • Principles on diagnosis and management of NPH - Mats Tullberge, Laurence Watkins, Giorgio Palandri

    • CM-1 Principles & management and surgical nuances - Paolo Bolognese, Andrew Brodbelt, Mansoor Foroughi

    • Principles & fundamentals of CSF shunts - Marianne Juhler







    Plans for meetings

  • 2021 elections and notifications to EANS members.

  • Plans for development of Protocols - Management of NPH, CM-1 diagnosis, classification, Pineal cyst management, management of cases of VOMIT in CSF (Syrinx, CM1, Arachnoid cysts, ), IIH management & strategy chart