Symptomatic low intracranial pressure in shunted hydrocephalus.

  title={Symptomatic low intracranial pressure in shunted hydrocephalus.},
  author={Eldon L. Foltz and John P. Blanks},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={68 3},
Fourteen patients with ventricular cerebrospinal fluid shunts in place for chronic hydrocephalus presented with a history and neurological deficits usually associated with high intracranial pressure (ICP) caused by an obstructed shunt system. However, the symptoms were characteristically present when the patient was upright and active, and were usually relieved by lying down. The symptoms of intermittent headache, nausea, emesis, lethargy, and diplopia were associated with paresis of upward… CONTINUE READING


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