Reversal of dementia in normotensive hydrocephalus after removal of a cauda equina tumor. Case report

Colin R Bamford, E. L. Labadie

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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 equina 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-107
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume45
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1976

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Cauda Equina
Hydrocephalus
Fibrinogen
Dementia
Subarachnoid Space
Neurilemmoma
Mentally Ill Persons
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Blood Proteins
Neoplasms
Proteins

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Reversal of dementia in normotensive hydrocephalus after removal of a cauda equina tumor. Case report. / Bamford, Colin R; Labadie, E. L.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 45, No. 1, 1976, p. 104-107.

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