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How is normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) treated?

Treatment for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) involves surgical placement of a shunt in the brain to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) into the abdomen, where it can be absorbed. This allows the brain ventricles to return to their normal size. Regular follow-up care by a physician is important in order to identify subtle changes that might indicate problems with the shunt.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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