Title

Neuropsychological functioning in children with shunted uncomplicated hydrocephalus

Document Type

Article

Abstract

A neuropsychological battery was given to a CT-defmed group of children shunted for uncomplicated hydrocephalus with estimated normal range IQs. When no other brain anomalies were present, verbal 1Q estimates were inferior to age and sex matched controls, but still in the normal range. In the presence of average academie performance and nonnal range IQ. impairment of neuropsychological functioning in verbal and nonverbal memory, fine motor speed, and visuospatial problem solving was observed. Successful neurosurgical management or hydrocephalus is not necessarily equaled with achieving normal neuropsychological functioning. © 1983 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Publication Date

1-1-1983

Publication Title

Pediatric Neurosurgery

ISSN

10162291

E-ISSN

14230305

Volume

10

Issue

2

First Page

112

Last Page

120

PubMed ID

6839868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1159/000120104

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