[Clinical experience with the Sp[hy adjustable valve in the treatment of adult hydrocephalus. A series of 147 cases].

@article{Bret1999ClinicalEW,
  title={[Clinical experience with the Sp[hy adjustable valve in the treatment of adult hydrocephalus. A series of 147 cases].},
  author={P A Bret and J. Guyotat and Anne Claire Ricci and Carmine Mottolese and Emmanuel Jouanneau},
  journal={Neuro-Chirurgie},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={98-108; discussion 108-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the advantages, results and drawbacks of the Sophy adjustable valve (SV) in the treatment of hydrocephalus in the adult. MATERIAL AND METHODS One-hundred and forty-seven adult hydrocephalic patients (mean age = 64.5 years) shunted with a SV between 1990 and 1997 were retrospectively reviewed. Etiologies of hydrocephalus were: "normal pressure" chronic hydrocephalus (NPH) in 124 and tumoral hydrocephalus with intracranial hypertension in 23 patients. One-hundred fifty shunts… CONTINUE READING