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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 345–348 | Cite as

Hydrocephalus and chronically increased intracranial pressure in achondroplasia

  • P. Erdinçler
  • Reza Dashti
  • Mehmet Y. Kaynar
  • Bülent Canbaz
  • Nejat Çiplak
  • Cengiz Kuday
ORIGINAL PAPER

Abstract

Two achondroplastic children with ventriculomegaly are reported. The patients had no signs of increased intracranial pressure, but in one blindness had previously been detected by the parents. Neuroradiological examinations showed ventriculomegaly in both. Intracranial pressure remained at high levels (20–55 mmHg) preoperatively; ventriculo-peritoneal shunting was performed in both cases, and postoperatively levels fell to normal (5–16 mmHg). The need for the treatment of ventriculomegaly seen in achondroplastic children is analyzed on the basis of these two patients, with a brief review of literature.

Key words Achondroplasia Hydrocephalus Intracranial pressure monitoring 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Erdinçler
    • 1
  • Reza Dashti
    • 1
  • Mehmet Y. Kaynar
    • 1
  • Bülent Canbaz
    • 1
  • Nejat Çiplak
    • 1
  • Cengiz Kuday
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Cerrahpaşa Medical School, Istanbul University, Istanbul, TurkeyTR

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