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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2005;37(6): 456-458.
Obstructive Hydrocephalus Induced Tremor in Patient with Mesencephalic Lacunae.
Kyung Jin Lee, Won Il Joo, Moon Chan Kim, Chang Rak Choi
Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic Neuroscience Center, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jwi@catholic.ac.kr
We report a case of hydrocephalus in a 8-year-old boy who presented bilateral hand tremor. The hydrocephalus was caused by the aqueductal stenosis due to expanding lacunae in the mesencephalothalamic area on MR findings. The tremor was improved after CSF drainage by spinal tap and ventriculoperitoneal shunt. The authors present the possible mechanism of hydrocephalus induced tremor.
Key Words: Hydrocephalus; Tremor; Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Lacunae
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