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

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of neurosurgery
Publication Date
Volume
91
Issue
4
Pages
605–609
Identifiers
PMID: 10507382
Source
Medline
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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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