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Age, senile dementia and ventricular enlargement
  1. B M Hubbard,
  2. J M Anderson
  1. Department of Pathology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland

    Abstract

    Necropsy measurements of cerebral ventricular volume and pericerebral space in senile dementia patients and age-matched controls indicate that ventricular enlargement is not an accurate diagnostic marker for cerebral atrophy. Furthermore, ventricles are of normal size for age in about 40% of all senile dementia patients including those with Alzheimer's disease.

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