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Arachnoid cyst mimicking normal pressure hydrocephalus. A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17019390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of a 61-year-old female patient who presents with the clinical triad of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), abnormal gait, urinary incontinence and dementia. On CT scanning, she is found to have a large arachnoid cyst which mimicked the syndrome of NPH. This is also the 60th published case of arachnoid cyst presenting over the age of 60.
J Ramtahal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical sciences     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0390-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Sci     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-04     Completed Date:  2007-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432557     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-81; discussion 81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Arachnoid / pathology*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Arachnoid Cysts / pathology*,  physiopathology,  radiography*
Brain / pathology*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Errors / prevention & control
Gait Disorders, Neurologic / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology
Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure / diagnosis*
Intracranial Hypertension / etiology*,  physiopathology
Lateral Ventricles / pathology,  physiopathology,  radiography
Memory Disorders / etiology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / standards
Treatment Outcome
Urinary Incontinence / etiology,  physiopathology

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