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What is Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

What is Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A block in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, causing enlarged ventricles and brain atrophy.
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A form of compensated hydrocephalus characterized clinically by a slowly progressive gait disorder (see GAIT DISORDERS, NEUROLOGIC), progressive intellectual decline, and URINARY INCONTINENCE. Spinal fluid pressure tends to be in the high normal range. This condition may result from processes which interfere with the absorption of CSF including SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, chronic MENINGITIS, and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp631-3)
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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Introduction

Types of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus:

Broader types of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus:

How serious is Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

Complications of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: see complications of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

What causes Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

Causes of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: see causes of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

What are the symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

Symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: see symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Complications of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: see complications of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Can anyone else get Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus?

More information: see contagiousness of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Neurologist, Neurosurgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.
Treatments for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: see treatments for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Research for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: see research for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Name and Aliases of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Main name of condition: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Other names or spellings for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus:

NPH

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Related Conditions

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  • Hydrocephalus
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  • Inherited predisposition
  • McCune-Albright's syndrome
 

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