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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Cafer Zorkun M.D., PhD.,Kalsang Dolma, M.B.B.S.[2]

Case #1

Clinical Summary

One interesting case involving a person with past hydrocephalus was a 44-year old French man, whose brain had been reduced to little more than a thin sheet of actual brain tissue, due to the buildup of fluid in his skull. The man, who had a shunt inserted into his head to drain away fluid (which was removed when he was 14), went to a hospital after he had been experiencing mild weakness in his left leg.

Imaging findings

  • Computed tomography(CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were done which showed "massive enlargement" of the lateral ventricles in the skull and virtual absence of the brain.
  • Intelligence tests showed the man had an IQ of 75, below the average score of 100 but not considered mentally retarded or disabled, either.

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