Movement Disorders

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Improvement Following Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (N = 37)


In 2020, 37 normal pressure hydrocephalus patients reported whether they experienced improvements in their gait, urinary, and cognitive symptoms after ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Median duration of follow-up was 70 days (range, 33-286). At follow-up, more than 90% of patients rated their gait as improved while approximately half noted an improvement in urinary and cognition symptoms compared with their condition before surgery.