Intracranial Pressure (ICP) and Positron Emission Tomographic (PET) Studies in Acute and Chronic Hydrocephalus

  • M. Powell
  • D. J. Brooks
  • H. A. Crockard
  • R. P. Beaney
  • K. L. Leenders
  • D. G. T. Thomas
  • T. Jones
  • J. Marshall
Conference paper

Summary

Two groups of patients, the first with acutely raised intracranial pressure, the second with chronic hydrocephalus have been studied with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) prior to and following decompression or c. s. f. shunting. Those with chronic hydrocephalus had pressure monitoring for 36 hours. In the acute group cerebral decompression improved cerebral blood flow but in the chronic hydrocephalic group irreversible neuronal loss had occurred and there were no metabolic consequences of c. s. f. diversion.

Keywords

Catheter Lactate Dementia Pyruvate Neurol 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Powell
    • 2
    • 1
  • D. J. Brooks
    • 2
    • 1
  • H. A. Crockard
    • 2
    • 1
  • R. P. Beaney
    • 2
    • 1
  • K. L. Leenders
    • 2
    • 1
  • D. G. T. Thomas
    • 2
    • 1
  • T. Jones
    • 2
    • 1
  • J. Marshall
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.The National Hospitals for Nervous DiseasesLondonUK
  2. 2.MRC Cyclotron UnitHammersmith HospitalLondonUK

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