Hydrocephalus


Pathophysiology

Diagnosis

Treatment

  1. Goals
  2. If signs of impending herniation
  3. If CSF shunt present and signs of impending herniation
  4. Neurologic symptoms or severe headache assoc. w/normal pressure hydrocephalus may respond to removal of 25-30cc of CSF
  5. Neurosurgery consult

Disposition

  1. Admit w/evidence of incr ICP or malfunctioning shunt
  2. D/C pts w/presumed normal pressure hydrocephalus for F/U w/neurosurgeon or neurologist