Hydrocephalus is excess fluid around the brain. Causes include complications of premature birth such as intraventricular hemorrhage, diseases such as meningitis, tumors, traumatic head injury, spina bifida, or subarachnoid hemorrhage, which block the drainage of cerebral spinal fluid. It may be treated by draining the fluid in the brain, which may be a lifelong process. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hydrocephalus is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which abnormally widened (dilated) cerebral spaces in the brain (ventricles) inhibit the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the skull and puts pressure on the brain tissue. An enlarged head in infants and increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure are frequent findings but are not necessary for the diagnosis of ...
VACTERL with Hydrocephalus
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Normal pressure hydrocephalus(NPH) is a neurological disorder caused by too much fluid pressing on the brain. WebMD explains causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
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