External hydrocephalus in adults. Report of three cases.

@article{Cardoso1996ExternalHI,
  title={External hydrocephalus in adults. Report of three cases.},
  author={Erico R Cardoso and Ralf Schubert},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={1143-7}
}
The authors report three adult patients who developed a symptomatic extraaxial collection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after an intracranial hemorrhage. The fluid shifted from the extraaxial into the ventricular space as the patients' symptoms progressed. The symptoms resolved after placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. External hydrocephalus, which is frequently observed in children, had not yet been described in adults. It is important to differentiate chronic subdural collections from… CONTINUE READING

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