Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient diagnosed with Alzheimer dementia, presents with an episode of seizure. Two years ago CT report describing signs of CSF space enlargement suggestive of reduced volume of the brain (no images).

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

CT Brain

Modality: CT

Ventriculomegaly with frontal and temporal horns of the lateral ventricles most affected. Crowding of the gyri at the vertex (with small sulci).

Case Discussion

Normal pressure hydrocephalus remains a controversial entity with often ambiguous imaging findings.

Patient went for a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt.

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Case Information

rID: 14620
Case created: 12th Aug 2011
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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