Analysis of hearing loss after shunt placement in patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus.

@article{VeelenVincent2001AnalysisOH,
  title={Analysis of hearing loss after shunt placement in patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus.},
  author={M L van Veelen-Vincent and Ernst J. Delwel and Rosemarijn Teeuw and Emin Kurt and Dirk J de Jong and Michael P Brocaar and Bernard K H Pauw and Cees J. J. Avezaat and Bert G A van Zanten},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={432-4}
}
OBJECT Following shunt placement for treatment of normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), several patients suffered hearing loss. The authors undertook a study to analyze this outcome. METHODS Sixteen patients in whom NPH was diagnosed were treated by placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Their hearing was assessed pre- and postoperatively by using pure tone audiometry. Two thirds of the ears tested showed a postoperative hearing loss of more than 10 dB. Recovery of the hearing loss… CONTINUE READING

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