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Füllung des Kopfes nach Amputation / Filling of the Head after Amputation
in Education on 26.02.2012 20:16
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Mit was wird das verbleibende Loch im Kopfinneren eines Menschen bei der Amputation einer Gehirnhälfte gefüllt?

What ist filled into the remaining whole in a human head, when one hemisphere is amputated?

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teller

Only reference I can find is that normally cerebrospinal fluid fills the space. However, the source http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Fi-La/Hemispherectomy.html is not verified and I’m not a doctor. But interesting question, was a surprise to me that this surgery works. More in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemispherectomy

ahmet2106

Now I asked my sister, she answered something like that:
> It should be filled with "liquor", like @teller said: "liquor cerebrospinalis"

ahmet2106

I'll ask my sister this weekend :) She's learning stuff like that.

teller

Going offtopic here (Ahmet, please delete this later)

Just wanted to say that your own answer "I’ll ask my sister this weekend" is sort of meta-discussion and should be a "comment", not an "answer" - with regards to the discussion it ads 0 value to the person who asked the question and is more of a digital litter that doesn’t raise the quality. If it was treated as comment and hidden by default then it would be ok chatter around the main content.

ahmet2106

@teller
yeah thats right, I know, like yours is ;) But therefore I am developing the commenting system right now.
Thank you for your opinion