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Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


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Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

MRI brain

MRI demonstrates marked ventriculomegaly with sulci at the vertex being somewhat smaller than elsewhere. The aqueduct of Sylvius is large and demonstrates a very prominent flow void. Not that there is only minor ballooning of the third ventricle. 

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with a communicating hydrocephalus, and the prominent aqueductal flow void suggests normal pressure hydrocephalus. This is especially the case given the clinical history. 

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Case information

rID: 12836
Published: 16th Jan 2011
Last edited: 24th Jun 2021
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