Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Ocala Regional Medical Center
normal pressure hydrocephalus;, nph, reversible dementia, ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, vp shunt
Emergency Medicine | Nervous System Diseases | Surgical Procedures, Operative
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) occurs when there is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid due to impeded flow or excess production, resulting in gait and memory impairment and urinary incontinence. The authors present the case of a 67-year-old male, who had symptoms for a year prior to being diagnosed. His neurological exam was significant for a slow, and unsteady wide-based gait. No underlying cause for his NPH was found. He underwent a shunt procedure following which he made a complete recovery.
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Patel S, Ditamo M, Mangal R, Gould M, Ganti L. Normal pressure hydrocephalus. Cureus. 2023;15(2):e35131. doi:10.7759/cureus.35131