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Progressive hydrocephalic dementia overview

Updated: April 03, 2010

Progressive hydrocephalic dementia is the interruption of CSF uptake caused by traumatic, inflammatory or infiltrative disease and leading to hydrocephalus manifested by dementia.

The disease usually affects patients > 55yrs old.

Manifestations

  • Moderate dementia.
  • Pyramidal and cerebellar manifestations.

Treatment

Surgical ventricular shunting.


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