Chronic Adult Hydrocephalus

  • J. Philippon
  • D. Ancri
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 2)


During the past ten years, adult hydrocephalus has been the subject of extensive work, mainly due to a better understanding of CSF hydrodynamics. At the same time, the description of neurological disorders associated with hydrocephalus and normal CSF pressure, curable by a CSF shunt, has renewed the interest in therapeutics. The best known of these syndromes is the one described by Hakim in 196428, and called “normal pressure” hydrocephalus (NPH).


Subarachnoid Space Ventricular Dilatation None None Obstructive Hydrocephalus Basal Cistern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Philippon
    • 1
  • D. Ancri
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurosurgical Clinic and Department of Nuclear MedicineHôpital de la PitiéParisFrance

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