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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Introduction

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A block in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, causing enlarged ventricles and brain atrophy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus is available below.

Symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Treatments for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Deaths

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Complications

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Causes of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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Disease Topics Related To Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms more »

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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Definitions of 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) - (Source - Diseases Database)


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