Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Leading to Raised Intracranial Pressure Hydrocephalus in a Patient with Aqueduct Stenosis
KeywordsSevere obstructive sleep apnoea, raised intracranial pressure hydrocephalus, aqueduct stenosis
We present the case of a patient with severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and hypoventilation syndrome who had hydrocephalus and acquired aqueduct stenosis. A link between these conditions in our patient is postulated. We discuss the mechanisms through which this might have occurred and the potential problems which might arise in applying non-invasive ventilation to a patient with hydrocephalus.
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