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Diagnostic challenges between Chiari malformation and neurocysticercosis

The development of hydrocephalus with reaccumulation of fluid in the surgical site.

Diagnosis of neurocysticercosis can be challenging due to a wide variety of symptoms depending on the location, developmental stage, and the number of cysts when symptomatic. However, uninflamed extraparenchymal cysts are isodense to cerebrospinal fluid and may

Water on the brain? Putting the “Hydro” on the “Cephalus”

Hydrocephalus, in the most basic sense, means an increased amount of fluid in the spaces of the brain. This fluid is specifically called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with “cerebro” referring to brain and “spinal” referring to the spinal

Palpating the brain with MR Elastography to diagnose normal pressure hydrocephalus

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a treatable cause of dementia that accounts for about 6% of dementia cases. It is a condition of elderly individuals of unknown cause, and is characterized by the presence of excessive fluid