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What is Normal pressure hydrocephalus?

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Many cases of Normal Pressure #Hydrocephalus go completely unrecognised and are never treated!

This eye-catching video (below) was kindly supported by Codman. It was created for a pilot NPH awareness campaign in the Bristol area where it was shown in 37 GP surgeries. 107 kata lagi


Acquired #Hydrocephalus occurs after birth and there are several causes

  • Brain Haemorrhage:
 Other forms of brain haemorrhage, including those occurring in adults (“stroke”), can result in this type of post-haemorrhagic hydrocephalus.
  • Tumours of the brain cause compression and swelling of surrounding tissues, resulting in poor drainage of CSF.
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What is Normal Pressure #Hydrocephalus ???????

NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) is an excessive build-up of fluid in the head.

Under normal conditions cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulates through the brain, its ventricles and around the spinal cord, acting as a protective cushion and provider of nutrients. 105 kata lagi


Can Normal Pressure #Hydrocephalus be treated?

Generally, the earlier the diagnosis the better chance of successful treatment.

Assessment of suitability for a shunt varies between hospitals but investigations may include an MR scan; measuring the pressure inside the head either by lumbar puncture or by an intracranial pressure measuring device inserted under anaesthetic through the skull under the scalp and by drainage of CSF by lumbar puncture for a few days to see if a patient improves. 168 kata lagi


Diagnosis: NPH

No, not Neil Patrick Harris… Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. I’d never heard of it until Thursday, when Mom finally had her follow-up with the neurologist.

In layman’s terms, what it means is that Mom has an excess of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain, which causes the ventricles to enlarge and press on different parts of the brain. 554 kata lagi