Long-Term Follow-up and Computed Tomography Cisternography in the Evaluation of Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus

  • C. Sprung
  • G. Gatzounis
  • W. Lanksch
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 21)


Patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) usually demonstrate significant early postoperative improvement, but significant clinical deterioration is observed in many cases. However, the majority of publications dealing with surgical results in NPH cover a rather short postoperative period of up to several months [1, 2, 11, 14, 19]. Only a few authors have reported longer follow-up periods [5, 15, 16, 23]. Therefore, we examined patients immediately after surgery and at longterm follow-up to determine the influence of a number of preoperative parameters on early and late results.


Motor Dysfunction Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Preoperative Symptom Basal Cistern Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Sprung
    • 1
  • G. Gatzounis
    • 1
  • W. Lanksch
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für NeurochirurgieFreie Universität Berlin, Universitätsklinikum Rudolf VirchowBerlin 65Germany

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