Normal pressure hydrocephalus: developments in determining surgical prognosis

Curr Opin Neurol. 1999 Dec;12(6):671-7. doi: 10.1097/00019052-199912000-00002.


Research into normal pressure hydrocephalus has often focused on the clinical dilemma of selecting patients who will benefit from cerebrospinal fluid diversion. Recent developments in imaging and lumbar infusion tests are throwing light on the underlying pathophysiology, providing researchers with new avenues for the development of reliable investigative tools.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure / physiopathology*
  • Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure / surgery*
  • Prognosis