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Cranial base morphology in untreated hydrocephalics.
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PMID:  3690559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cephalostat radiographs of five untreated adult hydrocephalic patients were studied in order to explain events related to increased intracranial pressure and to differentiate them from those following shunt treatment. The hypophyseal fossa appeared to be well formed in every patient and no shallow fossa was found. The tip of the dorsum sella was rounded. The distances from the nasion to the sella region were increased, but those from the basion were decreased. The hypophyseal fossa was depressed inferiorly. The cranial base angle was more obtuse than in normal subjects or shunt-treated patients. The findings seem to indicate that a shallow. J-shaped sella results from the combined effect of the hydrocephalic condition and the shunt treatment, which cause a shortening of the anterior cranial base and move the fossa upwards and posteriorly away from the sphenoid bone.
T Kantomaa; J Huggare; O Rönning; L v Wendt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-05     Completed Date:  1988-02-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oral Development and Orthodontics, University of Oulu, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
Hydrocephalus / pathology*,  surgery
Intracranial Pressure
Skull / pathology*

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