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Measuring changes in the optic nerve sheath diameter in patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus: a useful diagnostic supplement to spinal tap tests

Ertl, M. ; Aigner, R. ; Krost, M. ; Karnasová, Z. ; Müller, K. ; Naumann, M. ; Schlachetzki, F.


Background: and purposeCerebrospinal fluid (CSF) removal improves clinical symptoms of many patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of changes in the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) with patient responses to CSF removal. Methods: Transorbital ultrasonography was performed to obtain ONSD measurements in 31 patients ...


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