Thursday, December 29, 2016

Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Hey awesomites

Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a type of brain malfunction characterised by:
- Dilatation of ventricles
- Distortion of fibres in corona radiata
- Normal pressure on lumbar puncture
- And a triad of symptoms:-
                    - Cognitive loss (dementia)
                    - Apraxia of gait
                    - Pee problems  (urinary incontinence)
I have made a mnemonic for this triad. Since cephalus in hydrocephalus means head so here's a cap to cover it. Mnemonic- CAP

The main aim of treatment in this condition is to drain the excess of CSF. Surgical installation of ventriculoperitoneal shunt is the usual method which aims to drain csf into the peritoneal lining of abdomen from where it is easily absorbed.


Thats all
- Jaskunwar Singh

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