Computed tomography in patients with successfully shunted normal pressure hydrocephalus

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      Since our CT scanner became available, we have studied six patients who were considered on clinical and laboratory evidence to have normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). All were shunted, with excellent clinical response. Characteristic CT features included large lateral, third and fourth ventricles, absence of cortical sulci preoperatively and low density periventricular crescents in some. These findings are compared with those of other diseases with enlarged ventricles, and the change in the CT appearance of NPH patients after shunting is reviewed.
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