Progressive hydrocephalic dementia

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

Usually affects patients > 55yrs old.


  • Moderate dementia.
  • Pyramidal and cerebellar manifestations.


Surgical ventricular shunting.



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