Monday, March 29, 2010

- Medical treatment of hydrocephalus.

Medical treatment of hydrocephalus

Medical treatment is used to delay surgical intervention.

*Medical treatment is not effective in long-term treatment of chronic hydrocephalus. It may induce metabolic consequences and thus should be used only as a temporizing measure.

*Lines of TTT:- "Fair"
  • Furosemide:1mg/kg/day.(Decreasing CSF secretion).
  • Acetazolamide 5mg/kg/day.(Decreasing CSF secretion).
  • Isosorbide (Increasing CSF reabsorption).
  • Restriction of water and salts.
Dr Ibrahim

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