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Normal pressure hydrocephalus and Paget's disease of bone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3877657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although senile dementia of Alzheimer type (SDAT) is the commonest cause of dementia in the elderly, it is important to recognise potentially reversible causes such as normal pressure hydrocephalus. This has been reported to occur in association with Paget's disease of the skull, but would appear to be an extremely rare complication of this disease. To date 4 cases of successful surgical intervention in normal pressure hydrocephalus complicating Paget's disease of skull have been reported. We report 3 cases which have presented to one Department of Geriatric Medicine during a 3-year period. Two cases were diagnosed prior to death and both responded well to ventriculo-peritoneal shunting.
B J Martin; M A Roberts; J W Turner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gerontology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0304-324X     ISO Abbreviation:  Gerontology     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-03     Completed Date:  1986-01-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7601655     Medline TA:  Gerontology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Ventriculography
Hydrocephalus / complications*
Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure / complications*,  radiography
Osteitis Deformans / complications*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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