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2022 Nov 24

Childs Nerv Syst

Longstanding overt ventriculomegaly diagnosed in adolescents, not adults: a pediatric case report.


Ohashi E, Hayakawa I, Usami K, Ogiwara H, Abe Y
Childs Nerv Syst. 2022 Nov 24.
PMID: 36427075.


Longstanding overt ventriculomegaly in adults (LOVA) is a new form of progressive hydrocephalus characterized by onset in early childhood and gradual progression into adulthood. Patients with LOVA are usually asymptomatic in childhood. The diagnosis of LOVA in adolescence has not been reported.