These websites offer additional helpful information on adult-onset hydrocephalus and its causes, as well as treatment options, support and more. (Note: These sites are not under the auspice of AANS, and their listing here should not be seen as an endorsement of these sites or their content.) Alzheimer's Association Page on NPH; Hydrocephalus. Symptoms of Hydrocephalus. Headaches and nausea are common symptoms of adult-onset hydrocephalus. Other signs of the condition are difficulty focusing the eyes, unsteady walking, weakness of the legs, sudden falls, and a distinctive inability to walk forward, as if the feet are stuck to the floor.
Benjamin D. Elder, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic provides a lecture on adult onset hydrocephalus. During the discussion he talks about idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and indopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and the diagnosis, treatment options, outcomes and complications of each. Dr. Elder then goes into detail about CSF diversion strategies and shut design. The PR Newswire reports that Dr. Charles J. Winters, of Frederick Memorial Hospital, Maryland, is listed by US News and World Report as a ‘Top Doctor.’ Dr. Winters is a neurosurgeon with a a specialized interest in adult onset hydrocephalus and the surgical treatment of dementia.
Aug 13, 2019 · Symptoms of hydrocephalus vary with age, disease progression, and individual differences in tolerance to the condition. For example, an infant's ability to compensate for increased CSF pressure and enlargement of the ventricles differs from an adult's. Adult-onset hydrocephalus can be acquired from other pathologies, congenital with a late onset, or idiopathic. Subarachnoid hemorrhage, normal-pressure hydrocephalus, tumors, and aqueductal stenosis are the most frequent causes, and clinical presentation may be acute or chronic. The pathophysiology of the more chronic form involves hypoxia and blood vessel changes.
Jan 17, 2019 · Adult-onset hydrocephalus Overview Benjamin D. Elder, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses adult-onset hydrocephalus, including idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.