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Normal-pressure hydrocephalus due to tentorial meningioma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1277077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Normal-pressure hydrocephalus and the associated triad of dementia, apraxic gait and urinary incontinence may be casued by various, sometimes unsuspected, lesions, usually those that block the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the tentorium. A 58-year-old woman with insidious onset of behaviour and gait problems had occult, normal-pressure hydrocephalus and a tentorial meningioma, resection of which produced complete recovery. This case demonstrates that a distinction must be made between the syndrome of normal-pressure hydrocephalus resulting from disturbance in CSF dynamics and the pathophysiologic features of the underlying lesion.
Authors:
G J Kirschberg; I Epstein; Z Strasberg; N F White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1976 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-09-02     Completed Date:  1976-09-02     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis
Dura Mater
Female
Gait
Humans
Hydrocephalus / etiology*
Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure / etiology*
Meningioma / complications*,  diagnosis
Mental Disorders / etiology
Middle Aged
Urinary Incontinence / etiology
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