Shunt for Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus treatment
• Early shunt surgery can significantly improve the clinical symptoms and prognosis of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). • Structural imaging findings have limited predictiveness for the prognosis of patients with iNPH after shunt surgery. • Patients should not be selected for shunt surgery based on only structural imaging findings 1).
Clinical decisions regarding Shunt for Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus treatment should be individualized to each patient, with adequate consideration of the relative risks and benefits, including maximizing a healthy life expectancy 2).