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Reversal of dementia in normotensive hydrocephalus after removal of a cauda equina tumor. Case report.
J Neurosurg. 1976 Jul; 45(1):104-7.JN

Abstract

An elderly man presented with signs of normotensive hydrocephalus. Elevated protein content in the spinal fluid led to the diagnosis of an "asymptomatic" cauda equine neurilemoma and its removal. Within 6 weeks the patient's mental status had dramatically improved. Chronic transudation of plasma proteins including fibrinogen into the subarachnoid space had probably impeded spinal fluid reabsorption. It is suggested that the leakage of fibrinogen into the cerebrospinal fluid may be the cause of hydrocephalus in other clinical settings in which there is an elevation of the spinal fluid protein.

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Case Reports
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eng

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932790

Citation

Bamford, C R., and E L. Labadie. "Reversal of Dementia in Normotensive Hydrocephalus After Removal of a Cauda Equina Tumor. Case Report." Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 45, no. 1, 1976, pp. 104-7.
Bamford CR, Labadie EL. Reversal of dementia in normotensive hydrocephalus after removal of a cauda equina tumor. Case report. J Neurosurg. 1976;45(1):104-7.
Bamford, C. R., & Labadie, E. L. (1976). Reversal of dementia in normotensive hydrocephalus after removal of a cauda equina tumor. Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery, 45(1), 104-7.
Bamford CR, Labadie EL. Reversal of Dementia in Normotensive Hydrocephalus After Removal of a Cauda Equina Tumor. Case Report. J Neurosurg. 1976;45(1):104-7. PubMed PMID: 932790.
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