Skull changes and intellectual status in hydrocephalic children following CSF shunting.

R. Villani, S. M. Giani, M. Giovanelli, G. Tomei, M. L. Zavanone, E. D. Motti

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Abstract

A total of 76 shunt-treated hydrocephalic children were examined at least once between two and 12-years after surgery to determine what skull changes had occurred and to assess the children's intellectual status. The high incidence of skull changes in shunt-treated, non-tumoral, hydrocephalic children was confirmed. A strict relationship existed between skull changes and low intracranial pressure. The results indicate that impairment of mental development parallels the degree of skull changes, suggesting a close relationship between impaired mental development and cerebrospinal fluid hypotension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalDevelopmental medicine and child neurology. Supplement
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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