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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2014;32(3): 198-201.
보행실조증이 주 증상인 특발정상압수두증
강경훈, 서승돈 a 황성규 c 서종근 a 박진성 a 박성파 a 이호원 a,b
경북대학교 의학전문대학원 신경과학교실 a , 경북대학교 뇌과학연구소 b , 경북대학교 의학전문대학원 신경외과학교실 c
Idiopathic Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus Patient With an Ataxic Gait as the Predominant Presenting Manifestation
Kyunghun Kang
Department of Neurology , Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea Brain Science and Engineering Institute b , Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, Department of Neurosurgery c , Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
A 43-year-old man presented with progressive ataxic gait of 5 months duration. His gait speed was almost normal, and he did not exhibit shuffling, freezing, or festination. A formal neuropsychological evaluation revealed a deficit in visuospatial function and memory with mild frontal dysfunctions. Brain MRI revealed communicating hydrocephalus with an Evans’ ratio of 0.32. After CSF removal by lumbar puncture the patient showed a marked improvement in gait as well as frontal lobe functions, and was finally diagnosed as having idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus. Key Words: Normal-pressure hydrocephalus, Gait disorders, Cerebrospinal fluid