When do common symptoms indicate normal pressure hydrocephalus?
Ronan Factora, MD
Section of Geriatric Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Address: Ronan Factora, MD, Section of Geriatrics, Division of General Internal Medicine, A91, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACTThe Adams triad (gait impairment, dementia, and urinary incontinence) of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is well known, but other illnesses present with similar symptoms. Accurate diagnosis of this rare disorder depends on careful evaluation. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is the only effective therapy, and deciding whether the patient will benefit is the final challenge in the evaluation process.