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Was told after a mri, that there is diffuse dilation of

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Hi was told after a mri, that there is diffuse dilation of sulci and ventricles more than of would expect for a patient in the age group , 55 years old.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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These findings suggest you likely have normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) refers to a condition of pathologically enlarged ventricular size with normal opening pressures on lumbar puncture. NPH is distinguished from obstructive or noncommunicating hydrocephalus, in which there is a structural blockage of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation within the ventricular system (eg, stenosis of aqueduct of Sylvius).NPH is associated with a classic triad of dementia, gait disturbance, and urinary incontinence.

The treatment requires placement of a ventricular shunt to drain the excessive CSF from the brain resulting in dramatic improvement of the symptoms.

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