Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is when the brain collects too much cerebrospinal fluid. Trouble walking, poor balance, and mood changes indicate normal pressure hydrocephalus. In addition, patients with advanced NPH who are not treated may develop seizures that worsen with time.

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Which is a better treatment for NPH, shunt surgery or CSF drainage?

Query: Hello doctor, My 76 year old¬†mother was recently diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus. She is having trouble walking. She can walk only three to four steps at a time. She has been having this difficulty since a month now. She is currently not on any medication for this or for any other issu...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your mother. I have seen her MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Going for lumbar puncture (LP) drainage, and then checking for a clinical improvement, before a shunt, has a better chance of determining the overall suc...  Read Full »

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