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Old 03-31-2011
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Originally Posted by heights View Post
Note that E is normal pressure hydrocephalus, which is a disease of the elderly (Goljan said his mother has it). It relates to overproduction of CSF so you get dilated ventricles and loss of frontal lobe tissue leading to dementia, which Goljan's mom also has. You can put in a shunt to drain the excess fluid, but in his mom's case they didn't do it because it was too risky, and the pressure eventually normalizes anyway.

(I wish I could remember the important stuff he says the way I remember his little stories )
OH man I completed omitted reading the normal pressure part

I haven't gone through the audio yet, hopefully I remember all this hehe
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