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A positron emission tomography study of cerebrovascular reserve before and after shunt surgery in patients with idiopathic chronic hydrocephalus.

Authors
  • Klinge, P M
  • Berding, G
  • Brinker, T
  • Knapp, W H
  • Samii, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of neurosurgery
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1999
Volume
91
Issue
4
Pages
605–609
Identifiers
PMID: 10507382
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The preliminary results indicate that a reduced baseline CBF before surgery does not indicate a poor prognosis. Baseline CBF before shunt placement and preoperative CVR are not predictive of clinical outcome. A decrease in the CVR early after shunt placement, however, is related to poor late clinical outcome, whereas early improvement in the CVR after shunt placement indicates a good prognosis.

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