CSF-Dynamics in Patients with Suspected Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus Studied with the Bolus-Injection Technique and a Steady-State Infusion Test

  • M. Kosteljanetz


Various diagnostic tests are employed to select patients with suspected normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) for surgical CSF-diversion procedures, but most have limited value as a prognostic guideline for the result of operation. Diminished CSF absorption probably plays an important role in the pathophysiological process leading to hydrocephalus, and there is evidence that the determination of CSF absorptive capaCity may be an important means for predicting the result of operation (Børgesen and Gjerris 1982).


Outflow Resistance Baseline Pressure Bolus Technique Bolus Method Manometric Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kosteljanetz
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryAalborg SygehusAalborgDenmark

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