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NPH

Introduction: NPH

Description of NPH

NPH (medical condition): A block in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, causing...more »

See also:

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus:
  »Introduction: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  »Symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  »Tests for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  »Treatments for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

NPH as a Disease

NPH: Another name for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  »Symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  »Treatments for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

NPH: Related Diseases

NPH: NPH is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus)

Some of the symptoms of NPH incude:

  • Unsteadiness on standing
  • Difficulty in initiating walking motion
  • Inappropriate repetition of motor activity (motor perseveration)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Dementia

Treatments for NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus)

Treatments for NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) include:

  • Insertion of Shunt between brain ventricle and heart/abdomen or lumbar spinal cord and abdomen (ventriculoatrial, ventriculoperitoneal, lumboperitoneal respectively)
  • Insertion of VP shunt

Treatment of NPH: For more treatment information about NPH, see treatment of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

NPH: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to NPH:

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  • Cerebral palsy
  • Head trauma
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  • Cranial irradiation
  • Brain injury due to infection (e.g. meningitis)
  • Inherited predisposition
  • McCune-Albright's syndrome

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