publication . Article . 2010

Diagnostic Intracranial Pressure Monitoring and Surgical Management in Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Per Kristian Eide; Wilhelm Sorteberg;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Neurosurgery, volume 66, pages 80-91 (issn: 0148-396X, eissn: 1524-4040, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract OBJECTIVE To review our experience of managing idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) during the 6-year period from 2002 to 2007, when intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring was part of the diagnostic workup. METHODS The review includes all iNPH patients undergoing diagnostic ICP monitoring during the years 2002 to 2007. Clinical grading was done prospectively using a normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) grading scale (scores from 3 to 15). The selection of patients for surgery was based on clinical symptoms, enlarged cerebral ventricles, and findings on ICP monitoring. The median follow-up time was 2 years (range, 0.3–6 years). Both static I...
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Medical Subject Headings: nervous system diseasesintegumentary systemmusculoskeletal, neural, and ocular physiology
free text keywords: Surgery, Clinical Neurology, Complication, Intracranial pressure, Central nervous system disease, medicine.disease, medicine, Intracranial pressure monitoring, Hydrocephalus, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, Predictive value of tests, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Retrospective cohort study, business.industry, business
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