Cerebrospinal fluid pressure studies in normal pressure hydrocephalus and cerebral atrophy

C. Di Rocco, G. Maira, G. F. Rossi, A. Vignati

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Abstract

The surgical results obtained with a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt operation in 13 patients considered to be suffering from normal pressure hydrocephalus have been correlated with the findings of the constant manometric infuson test (IT) and of prolonged intracranial pressure recordings. A positive IT, high amplitude CSF pulse pressure and large transitory increases of CSF pressure during sleep seem to be useful criteria for the surgical prognosis. Ten more patients affected by primary cerebral atrophy have also been studied. The data obtained in both groups of patients have been utilized for a possible patogenetic interpretation of the syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-128
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Neurology
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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