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Vol 51, No 3 (2017)
Review article
Submitted: 2016-09-14
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Cognitive disorders in children's hydrocephalus

Dorota Zielińska, Anna Rajtar-Zembaty, Anna Starowicz-Filip
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.02.001
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017;51(3):234-239.

open access

Vol 51, No 3 (2017)
Review article
Submitted: 2016-09-14

Abstract

Background and objective

Hydrocephalus is defined as an increase of volume of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricular system of the brain. It develops as a result of cerebrospinal fluid flow disorder due to dysfunctions of absorption or, less frequently, as a result of the increase of its production. Hydrocephalus may lead to various cognitive dysfunctions in children.

Materials and methods

In order to determine cognitive functioning in children with hydrocephalus, the authors reviewed available literature while investigating this subject.

Results

The profile of cognitive disorders in children with hydrocephalus may include a wide spectrum of dysfunctions and the process of neuropsychological assessment may be very demanding. The most frequently described cognitive disorders within children's hydrocephalus include attention, executive, memory, visual, spatial or linguistic dysfunctions, as well as behavioral problems.

Abstract

Background and objective

Hydrocephalus is defined as an increase of volume of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricular system of the brain. It develops as a result of cerebrospinal fluid flow disorder due to dysfunctions of absorption or, less frequently, as a result of the increase of its production. Hydrocephalus may lead to various cognitive dysfunctions in children.

Materials and methods

In order to determine cognitive functioning in children with hydrocephalus, the authors reviewed available literature while investigating this subject.

Results

The profile of cognitive disorders in children with hydrocephalus may include a wide spectrum of dysfunctions and the process of neuropsychological assessment may be very demanding. The most frequently described cognitive disorders within children's hydrocephalus include attention, executive, memory, visual, spatial or linguistic dysfunctions, as well as behavioral problems.

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Keywords

Hydrocephalus in children, Cognitive function, Cognitive assessment

About this article
Title

Cognitive disorders in children's hydrocephalus

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 51, No 3 (2017)

Pages

234-239

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.02.001

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2017;51(3):234-239.

Keywords

Hydrocephalus in children
Cognitive function
Cognitive assessment

Authors

Dorota Zielińska
Anna Rajtar-Zembaty
Anna Starowicz-Filip

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