Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Associated with Spinal Cord Tumor

  • David Yarnitsky
  • Silvia Honigman
  • Jeshaia A. Hemli
  • Ephraim Bental

Abstract

The association of spinal cord tumor and high pressure hydrocephalus has been described in more than 50 cases, and attributed to the high protein content of the CSF that interferes with its absorption. Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), however, was reported in association with spinal tumor in only 5 patients. Two additional cases are reported.

Key words

Normal pressure hydrocephalus Spinal tumor CSF protein 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Yarnitsky
    • 1
  • Silvia Honigman
    • 1
  • Jeshaia A. Hemli
    • 1
  • Ephraim Bental
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyRambam Medical CenterHaifaIsrael

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