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Outcome of shunt operation on urinary incontinence in normal pressure hydrocephalus predicted by lumbar puncture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3351510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bladder function in four patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus, one with dementia of Alzheimer type and five patients with multi-infarct dementia was studied by history and urodynamic tests (cystometry and Bor's ice water test). The bladder hyperactivity could be temporarily improved by a lumbar puncture and removal of 50 ml CSF and later abolished by a shunt operation in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus while no changes occurred in the other patients. Urodynamic testing in connection with a lumbar puncture may be a reliable way to predict the outcome of a shunt operation in cases of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
J Ahlberg; L Norlén; C Blomstrand; C Wikkelsö
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-04     Completed Date:  1988-05-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Alzheimer Disease / complications
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts*
Dementia / complications
Hydrocephalus / surgery*
Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure / surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology*
Spinal Puncture*
Urinary Incontinence / etiology*

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