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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2006 September;50(3):79-81

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Arachnoid cyst mimicking normal pressure hydrocephalus. A case report and review of the literature

Ramtahal J.

Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK


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A case of a 61-year-old female patient who presents with the clinical triad of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), abnormal gait, urinary incontinence and dementia. On CT scanning, she is found to have a large arachnoid cyst which mimicked the syndrome of NPH. This is also the 60th published case of arachnoid cyst presenting over the age of 60.

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