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Criteria for the Diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a chronic communicating hydrocephalus. The patient shows symptomatic hydrocephalus without clinical evidence of intracranial hypertension. Bret et al believe the term "chronic hydrocephalus" may more accurately reflect the condition.

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