UNINN study | Neurodevelopmental profile in children with benign external hydrocephalus syndrome

    Por neurosurgery4children.org


    New! The management of children with benign external hydrocephalus (BEH) remains controversial. Most BEH children do well in the long-term, but a substantial number have temporary or permanent psychomotor delays. The study aims to assess the prevalence and pattern of neurodevelopmental delay in a cohort of children with BEH. Results: Eighteen children (43%) presented statistically lower scores in the gross motor and composite motor of the Bayley-III scales compared to their healthy peers. Conclusion: In BEH, it is important to establish a diagnostic algorithm that helps to discriminate BEH patients that have self-limiting delays from those at risk of a persistent delay that should be referred for additional studies and/or interventions that might improve the natural evolution of a disease with high impact on the children and adult’s quality of life.


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