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Very low pressure hydrocephalus. Report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16961147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Low-pressure hydrocephalus is an extremely rare condition. Authors of the few previous reports on this subject have suggested that symptoms are gradual in onset and successfully treated. In this report the authors presented two unique cases of very low pressure hydrocephalus in which the patients experienced rapid deterioration requiring negative-pressure cerebrospinal fluid drainage to achieve the best possible neurological function; outcomes in both patients ultimately were poor. The constellation of findings suggests that this may be a distinct clinical entity.
Michelle J Clarke; Cormac O Maher; Georgia Nothdurft; Fredric Meyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-11     Completed Date:  2006-09-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / methods
Hydrocephalus / physiopathology*,  surgery
Middle Aged

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