Excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranium which may be associated with dilation of cerebral ventricles, INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; HEADACHE; lethargy; URINARY INCONTINENCE; and ATAXIA.
A form of compensated hydrocephalus characterized clinically by a slowly progressive gait disorder (see GAIT DISORDERS, NEUROLOGIC), progressive intellectual decline, and URINARY INCONTINENCE. Spinal fluid pressure tends to be in the high normal range. This condition may result from processes which interfere with the absorption of CSF including SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, chronic MENINGITIS, and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp631-3)
Tubes inserted to create communication between a cerebral ventricle and the internal jugular vein. Their emplacement permits draining of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus or other condition leading to fluid accumulation in the ventricles.
Surgical creation of a communication between a cerebral ventricle and the peritoneum by means of a plastic tube to permit drainage of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Surgical creation of an opening in a cerebral ventricle.
Narrow channel in the MESENCEPHALON that connects the third and fourth CEREBRAL VENTRICLES.
A narrow cleft inferior to the CORPUS CALLOSUM, within the DIENCEPHALON, between the paired thalami. Its floor is formed by the HYPOTHALAMUS, its anterior wall by the lamina terminalis, and its roof by EPENDYMA. It communicates with the FOURTH VENTRICLE by the CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT, and with the LATERAL VENTRICLES by the interventricular foramina.
Four CSF-filled (see CEREBROSPINAL FLUID) cavities within the cerebral hemispheres (LATERAL VENTRICLES), in the midline (THIRD VENTRICLE) and within the PONS and MEDULLA OBLONGATA (FOURTH VENTRICLE).
PROCEDURES that use NEUROENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Neuroendoscopy, generally an integration of the neuroendoscope with a computer-assisted NEURONAVIGATION system, provides guidance in NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES.
Radiographic visualization of the cerebral ventricles by injection of air or other gas.
Radiography of the ventricular system of the brain after injection of air or other contrast medium directly into the cerebral ventricles. It is used also for x-ray computed tomography of the cerebral ventricles.
Manometric pressure of the CEREBROSPINAL FLUID as measured by lumbar, cerebroventricular, or cisternal puncture. Within the cranial cavity it is called INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE.
An irregularly shaped cavity in the RHOMBENCEPHALON, located between the MEDULLA OBLONGATA; the PONS; and the isthmus in front, and the CEREBELLUM behind. It is continuous with the central canal of the cord below and with the CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT above, and through its lateral and median apertures it communicates with the SUBARACHNOID SPACE.
A thin membrane that lines the CEREBRAL VENTRICLES and the central canal of the SPINAL CORD.
Tapping fluid from the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region, usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae.
Congenital, or rarely acquired, herniation of meningeal and spinal cord tissue through a bony defect in the vertebral column. The majority of these defects occur in the lumbosacral region. Clinical features include PARAPLEGIA, loss of sensation in the lower body, and incontinence. This condition may be associated with the ARNOLD-CHIARI MALFORMATION and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp35-6)
Congenital defects of closure of one or more vertebral arches, which may be associated with malformations of the spinal cord, nerve roots, congenital fibrous bands, lipomas, and congenital cysts. These malformations range from mild (e.g., SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA) to severe, including rachischisis where there is complete failure of neural tube and spinal cord fusion, resulting in exposure of the spinal cord at the surface. Spinal dysraphism includes all forms of spina bifida. The open form is called SPINA BIFIDA CYSTICA and the closed form is SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)
Pressure within the cranial cavity. It is influenced by brain mass, the circulatory system, CSF dynamics, and skull rigidity.
Ependymal derivative located at the junction of the THIRD VENTRICLE and the CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT; and the SOMATOSTATIN SECRETING CELLS.
Bleeding into the intracranial or spinal SUBARACHNOID SPACE, most resulting from INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSM rupture. It can occur after traumatic injuries (SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, TRAUMATIC). Clinical features include HEADACHE; NAUSEA; VOMITING, nuchal rigidity, variable neurological deficits and reduced mental status.
The space between the arachnoid membrane and PIA MATER, filled with CEREBROSPINAL FLUID. It contains large blood vessels that supply the BRAIN and SPINAL CORD.
A watery fluid that is continuously produced in the CHOROID PLEXUS and circulates around the surface of the BRAIN; SPINAL CORD; and in the CEREBRAL VENTRICLES.
A form of bacterial meningitis caused by MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS or rarely MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS. The organism seeds the meninges and forms microtuberculomas which subsequently rupture. The clinical course tends to be subacute, with progressions occurring over a period of several days or longer. Headache and meningeal irritation may be followed by SEIZURES, cranial neuropathies, focal neurologic deficits, somnolence, and eventually COMA. The illness may occur in immunocompetent individuals or as an OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTION in the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunodeficiency syndromes. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp717-9)
Cavity in each of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES derived from the cavity of the embryonic NEURAL TUBE. They are separated from each other by the SEPTUM PELLUCIDUM, and each communicates with the THIRD VENTRICLE by the foramen of Monro, through which also the choroid plexuses (CHOROID PLEXUS) of the lateral ventricles become continuous with that of the third ventricle.
A congenital abnormality of the central nervous system marked by failure of the midline structures of the cerebellum to develop, dilation of the fourth ventricle, and upward displacement of the transverse sinuses, tentorium, and torcula. Clinical features include occipital bossing, progressive head enlargement, bulging of anterior fontanelle, papilledema, ataxia, gait disturbances, nystagmus, and intellectual compromise. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp294-5)
Neoplasms located in the brain ventricles, including the two lateral, the third, and the fourth ventricle. Ventricular tumors may be primary (e.g., CHOROID PLEXUS NEOPLASMS and GLIOMA, SUBEPENDYMAL), metastasize from distant organs, or occur as extensions of locally invasive tumors from adjacent brain structures.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Bleeding into one or both CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES including the BASAL GANGLIA and the CEREBRAL CORTEX. It is often associated with HYPERTENSION and CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA.
Intracranial or spinal cavities containing a cerebrospinal-like fluid, the wall of which is composed of arachnoidal cells. They are most often developmental or related to trauma. Intracranial arachnoid cysts usually occur adjacent to arachnoidal cistern and may present with HYDROCEPHALUS; HEADACHE; SEIZURES; and focal neurologic signs. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch44, pp105-115)
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
A member of the S-100 protein family that is present at high levels in the blood and interstitial fluid in several infectious, inflammatory, and malignant disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cystic fibrosis. It is a complex of a light chain (CALGRANULIN A) and a heavy chain (CALGRANULIN B). L1 binds calcium through an EF-hand motif, and has been shown to possess antimicrobial activity.
A delicate membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord. It lies between the PIA MATER and the DURA MATER. It is separated from the pia mater by the subarachnoid cavity which is filled with CEREBROSPINAL FLUID.
The most common mineral of a group of hydrated aluminum silicates, approximately H2Al2Si2O8-H2O. It is prepared for pharmaceutical and medicinal purposes by levigating with water to remove sand, etc. (From Merck Index, 11th ed) The name is derived from Kao-ling (Chinese: "high ridge"), the original site. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Birth defect that results in a partial or complete absence of the CORPUS CALLOSUM. It may be isolated or a part of a syndrome (e.g., AICARDI'S SYNDROME; ACROCALLOSAL SYNDROME; ANDERMANN SYNDROME; and HOLOPROSENCEPHALY). Clinical manifestations include neuromotor skill impairment and INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY of variable severity.
The three membranes that cover the BRAIN and the SPINAL CORD. They are the dura mater, the arachnoid, and the pia mater.
A group of disorders characterized by ectodermal-based malformations and neoplastic growths in the skin, nervous system, and other organs.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.
A neurosurgical procedure that removes or disconnects the epileptogenic CEREBRAL CORTEX of a hemisphere. Hemispherectomy is usually performed for patients with intractable unilateral EPILEPSY due to malformations of cortical development or brain lesions. Depending on the epileptogenic area in the hemisphere, cortical removal can be total or partial.
Pathologic conditions affecting the BRAIN, which is composed of the intracranial components of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. This includes (but is not limited to) the CEREBRAL CORTEX; intracranial white matter; BASAL GANGLIA; THALAMUS; HYPOTHALAMUS; BRAIN STEM; and CEREBELLUM.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (CARCINOMATOUS MENINGITIS), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6)
A villous structure of tangled masses of BLOOD VESSELS contained within the third, lateral, and fourth ventricles of the BRAIN. It regulates part of the production and composition of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID.
A medical specialty concerned with the study of the structures, functions, and diseases of the nervous system.
A human infant born before 37 weeks of GESTATION.
Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation.
A system in which the functions of the man and the machine are interrelated and necessary for the operation of the system.
The valve between the left ventricle and the ascending aorta which prevents backflow into the left ventricle.
Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.
The valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart.

Intracranial arteriovenous malformations. Observations after experience with computerised tomography. (1/1062)

Thirty-six patients with angiographically confirmed intracranial arteriovenous malformations have had computerised tomographic scans performed as part of their investigation. This study demonstrates the incidence of haematoma formation after haemorrhage, the frequency of calcification not visible on plain radiographs, and describes the possible causes for a complicating hydrocephalus. Further information has been gained from the intravenous injection of sodium iothalamate (Conray 420), with comparison of the scans taken before and after the injection.  (+info)

Ultramicroscopic structures of the leptomeninx of mice with communicating hydrocephalus induced by human recombinant transforming growth factor-beta 1. (2/1062)

An experimental model of communicating hydrocephalus was developed based on intrathecal injection of human recombinant transforming growth factor-beta 1 (hrTGF-beta 1) in the mouse. To clarify the mechanism of this hydrocephalus model, the ultrastructure of the leptomeninx in the process of ventricular dilation was examined in C57/BL6 mice injected intrathecally with 60 ng of hrTGF-beta 1. The leptomeninx was examined at various periods after injection by light and electron microscopy. Immunostaining for fibroblasts and macrophages was also performed. Leptomeninx within a week after injection showed that the thin cytoplasmic processes of leptomeningeal cells formed a laminated structure with a meshwork, which was almost the same as the controls. In the second week, many cells with a round nucleus appeared in the leptomeninx. Immunohistochemically, these cells were positive for anti-fibroblast antibody and negative for anti-Mac-1 and anti-macrophage BM-8 antibodies. Three weeks later, the laminated structure was disrupted and abundant deposition of collagen fibers was found in the inter-cellular space of the leptomeninx. Such inter-meningeal fibrosis would disturb cerebrospinal fluid flow in the mouse leptomeninx and cause slowly progressive ventricular dilation.  (+info)

Pleiotropic skeletal and ocular phenotypes of the mouse mutation congenital hydrocephalus (ch/Mf1) arise from a winged helix/forkhead transcriptionfactor gene. (3/1062)

Congenital hydrocephalus is an etiologically diverse, poorly understood, but relatively common birth defect. Most human cases are sporadic with familial forms showing considerable phenotypic and etiologic heterogeneity. We have studied the autosomal recessive mouse mutation congenital hydrocephalus ( ch ) to identify candidate human hydrocephalus genes and their modifiers. ch mice have a congenital, lethal hydrocephalus in association with multiple developmental defects, notably skeletal defects, in tissues derived from the cephalic neural crest. We utilized positional cloning methods to map ch in the vicinity of D13Mit294 and confirm that the ch phenotype is caused by homozygosity for a nonsense mutation in a gene encoding a winged helix/forkhead transcription factor ( Mf1 ). Based on linked genetic markers, we performed detailed phenotypic characterization of mutant homozygotes and heterozygotes to demonstrate the pleiotropic effects of the mutant gene. Surprisingly, ch heterozygotes have the glaucoma-related distinct phenotype of multiple anterior segment defects resembling Axenfeld-Rieger anomaly. We also localized a second member of this gene family ( Hfh1 ), a candidate for other developmental defects, approximately 470 kb proximal to Mf1.  (+info)

Neurological complications of neurofibromatosis type 1 in adulthood. (4/1062)

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic disease with a wide range of neurological manifestations. To examine these, and to evaluate neurological morbidity in adulthood of patients with NF1, we studied a hospital-based series of 158 patients that included 138 adult patients aged >18 years and 20 children. NF1 evaluation included a multidisciplinary clinical and a clinically oriented radiological investigation. Neurological events occurring during childhood (in both children and adults of the series) and adulthood were recorded. One or several neurological manifestations have been observed in 55% of patients (adults and children) (n = 87). These included: headache (28 patients); hydrocephalus (7); epilepsy (5); lacunar stroke (1); white matter disease (1); intraspinal neurofibroma (3); facial palsy (1); radiculopathy (5); and polyneuropathy (2). Tumours included: optic pathway tumours (20); meningioma (2); cerebral glioma (3); and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (6). Life-threatening complications were observed in five adults and included four malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours and one meningioma. Pain was the leading symptom in 11 adults and was related to malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours, complications of intraspinal neurofibromas, subcutaneous neurofibromas and peripheral nerve neurofibromas. NF1 in adults was not associated with other disabling or life-threatening neurological complications. Symptomatic optic pathway tumours, cerebral gliomas, symptomatic aqueductal stenosis and spinal compression due to intraspinal NF were observed exclusively during childhood. In this series, the predominant neurological features of adults with NF1 were chronic pain and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours.  (+info)

Venous subarachnoid hemorrhage after inferior petrosal sinus sampling for adrenocorticotropic hormone. (5/1062)

Neurologic complications associated with inferior petrosal sinus sampling for adrenocorticotropic hormone in the diagnosis of Cushing syndrome are rare. Previously reported complications include brain stem infarction and pontine hemorrhage. We report a case of venous subarachnoid hemorrhage with subsequent acute obstructive hydrocephalus occurring during inferior petrosal sinus sampling for Cushing syndrome.  (+info)

Lactate dehydrogenase and aspartete transaminase of the cerebrospinal fluid in patients with brain tumours, congenital hydrocephalus, and brain abscess. (6/1062)

The diagnostic value of CSF lactate dehydrogenase and aspartate transaminase in cases of brain tumours (except for CSF AST in the benign tumours), congenital hydrocephalus, and brain abscess is established. Tumour cyst fluids show a higher enzymatic activity than does the CSF. The two enzyme estimations do not help in differentiating the supratentorial from the infratentorial tumours. CSF AST is superior to CSF LD in discriminating the malignant and benign tumours, in so far as the AST is increases selectively in malignancy. Estimates of CSF LD are slightly superior to those of CSF AST, both in incidence of abnormality and the degree of their rise.  (+info)

Treatment of hydrocephalus secondary to cryptococcal meningitis by use of shunting. (7/1062)

Hydrocephalus can be associated with increased morbidity and mortality in cryptococcal meningitis if left untreated. Both ventriculoperitoneal and ventriculoatrial shunting have been used in persons with cryptococcosis complicated by hydrocephalus, but the indications for and complications, success, and timing of these interventions are not well known. To this end, we reviewed the clinical courses of 10 non-human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with hydrocephalus secondary to cryptococcal meningitis who underwent shunting procedures. Nine of 10 patients who underwent shunting had noticeable improvement in dementia and gait. Two patients required late revision of their shunts. Shunt placement in eight patients with acute infection did not disseminate cryptococcal infection into the peritoneum or bloodstream, nor did shunting provide a nidus from which Cryptococcus organisms proved difficult to eradicate. Shunting procedures are a safe and effective therapy for hydrocephalus in patients with cryptococcal meningitis and need not be delayed until patients are mycologically cured.  (+info)

MR imaging of acute coccidioidal meningitis. (8/1062)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our purpose was to describe the MR imaging findings in patients with acute coccidioidal meningitis. METHODS: Fourteen patients (11 men, three women; 22-78 years old; mean age, 47 years) with coccidioidal meningitis underwent neuroimaging within 2 months of diagnosis. Thirteen patients had MR imaging and one had an initial CT study with a follow-up MR examination 5 months later. Initial and follow-up MR images were evaluated for the presence of ventricular dilatation, signal abnormalities, enhancement characteristics, sites of involvement, and evidence of white matter or cortical infarction. The patterns of enhancement were characterized as focal or diffuse. Pathologic specimens were reviewed in two patients. RESULTS: Ten of the 14 images obtained at the time of initial diagnosis showed evidence of meningitis. All of the initially abnormal studies showed enhancement in the basal cisterns, sylvian fissures, or pericallosal region. Subsequent studies, which were available for three of the four patients with normal findings initially, all eventually became abnormal, with focal enhancement seen on the initial abnormal examination. Other abnormalities seen at presentation included ventricular dilatation (six patients) and deep infarcts (four patients). Pathologic specimens in two patients showed focal collections of the organism corresponding to the areas of intense enhancement on MR images. CONCLUSION: Early in its disease course, coccidioidal meningitis may show areas of focal enhancement in the basal cisterns, which may progress to diffuse disease. Pathologically, the areas of enhancement represent focal collections of the organism. Deep infarcts and communicating hydrocephalus are associated findings.  (+info)

To date, this is the first study to determine the potential risk factors that are predictive of shunt-dependent hydrocephalus in patients with aneurysmal SAH but without hydrocephalus upon arriving at the hospital. Differences in the relative prevalence of hydrocephalus following aneurysmal SAH vary with case ascertainment and inclusion criteria, timing and methods of neuro-imaging studies, serial follow-up neuro-imaging studies, surgical procedure, and presence of complications [1-7]. In the current study, hydrocephalus accounts for 61.9% (104/168) of all episodes, including 82 with initial hydrocephalus on admission and 22 with subsequent hydrocephalus. Such figures are higher than those of two recent studies [3, 6] and the largest study [5].. The present study examined the risk factors and outcome of shunt-dependent hydrocephalus in aneurysmal SAH patients and produced two major findings. First, the presence of intra-ventricular hemorrhage, lower mean score of Glasgow Coma Scale, higher mean ...
BACKGROUND: Hydrocephalus occurs because of an imbalance of bulk fluid flow in the brain, and aquaporins (AQPs) play pivotal roles in cerebral water movement as essential mediators during edema and fluid accumulation. AQP1 is a water channel found in the choroid plexus (CP), and AQP4 is expressed at the brain-CSF interfaces and astrocytic end feet; excessive fluid accumulation may involve expression of changes in these AQPs during various stages of hydrocephalus. OBJECTIVE: To determine the alterations of CP AQP1 expression in congenital hydrocephalus; detect hydrocephalus-induced AQP1 expression in the cortical parenchyma, ependyma, and pia mater of hydrocephalic animals; and evaluate AQP4 expression in congenital hydrocephalus through progressive stages of the condition. METHODS: We evaluated differential expression of AQPs 1 and 4 in the congenital hydrocephalus Texas rat at postnatal days 5, 10, and 26 in isolated CP and cortex by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Western blot, quantitative reverse
Objective: To evaluate and identify the risk factors associated with the pathogenesis of congenital hydrocephalus in a large specific population.. Methods: An International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 database search of patients with congenital hydrocephalus treated at the University of Mississippi Medical Center between 1998 and 2007 was performed. All recruited patients were interviewed, assessing maternal age, onset of prenatal care, geographic location of pregnancy, maternal diabetes and chronic hypertension, pregnancy induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, single or multiparous gestation, maternal alcohol, tobacco and drug use, infection and trauma during gestation, trauma or sexually transmitted disease at parturition, and other family members with hydrocephalus.. Results: In this 10 year retrospective study, several significant risk factors were identified among 596 well defined cases of congenital hydrocephalus. The identified risk factors included lack of prenatal care, ...
Acute hydrocephalus can cause neurological deterioration after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Predicting which patient would require shunting is challenging. This prospective study was conducted upon twenty patients who suffered acute hydrocephalus due to subarachnoid hemorrhage of ruptured aneurysms. Surgical or non-surgical management of hydrocephalus was conducted. Glasgow Coma scale (GCS) was assessed, and hydrocephalus was graded by bicaudate index. Fisher grade was determined from CT scan. Aneurysm site was determined by conventional or CT angiography. Either surgical clipping or endovascular coiling of aneurysms was performed. Initially, 3 (15%) patients had emergency CSF diversion on admission due to poor GCS on arrival. Initially, the remaining 17 patients were managed conservatively. Five patients did not require any intervention. Twelve patients had external ventricular drainage placement, 4 were weaned, and 8 failed weaning. High bicaudate index (| 0.2) correlated with shunting.
Acute hydrocephalus can cause neurological deterioration after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Predicting which patient would require shunting is challenging. This prospective study was conducted upon twenty patients who suffered acute hydrocephalus due to subarachnoid hemorrhage of ruptured aneurysms. Surgical or non-surgical management of hydrocephalus was conducted. Glasgow Coma scale (GCS) was assessed, and hydrocephalus was graded by bicaudate index. Fisher grade was determined from CT scan. Aneurysm site was determined by conventional or CT angiography. Either surgical clipping or endovascular coiling of aneurysms was performed. Initially, 3 (15%) patients had emergency CSF diversion on admission due to poor GCS on arrival. Initially, the remaining 17 patients were managed conservatively. Five patients did not require any intervention. Twelve patients had external ventricular drainage placement, 4 were weaned, and 8 failed weaning. High bicaudate index (| 0.2) correlated with shunting.
Diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcomes of fetal hydrocephalus[3] This study analyzed 156 cases of fetal hydrocephalus treated at Osaka National Hospital from 1992 to 2011 to review current methods for diagnosing and treating fetal hydrocephalus, and for estimating its clinical outcome. This was a retrospective study of a single institute (Osaka National Hospital). Of 156 cases in total, 37% were diagnosed as isolated ventriculomegaly, 50% as another type of malformation (36 cases of myelomeningocele, six of holoprosencephaly, three of Dandy-Walker syndrome, one case of Joubert syndrome, 12 of arachnoid cyst, nine of encephalocele, three of atresia of Monro and eight of corpus callosum agenesis, and 13% as secondary hydrocephalus. Diagnoses were made between 13 and 40 weeks of gestation (average 27 weeks). Diagnosis was made before 21 weeks of gestation in 24% of cases, from the first day of 22 weeks to the sixth day of 27 weeks in 27%, and after the first day of 28 weeks in 49%. With the ...
In an effort to identify critical gaps in the prevailing knowledge of hydrocephalus, the authors formulated 10 key questions. 1) How do we define hydrocephalus? 2) How is cerebrosinal fluid (CSF) absorbed normally and what are the causes of CSF malabsorption in hydrocephalus? 3) Why do the ventricles dilate in communicating hydrocephalus? 4) What happens to the structure and function of the brain when it is compressed and stretched by the expanding ventricles? 5) What is the role of cerebrovenous pressure in hydrocephalus? 6) What causes normal-pressure hydrocephalus? 7) What causes low-pressure hydrocephalus? 8) What is the pathophysiology of slit ventricle syndrome? 9) What is the pathophysiological basis for neurological impairment in hydrocephalus, and to what extent is it reversible? 10) How is the brain of a child with hydrocephalus different from that of a young or elderly adult? Rigorous answers to these questions should lead to more effective and reliable treatments for this disorder. ...
The study population comprised 288 consecutive patients with aSAH. The mean total hemorrhage volume was 74.9 ml. Thirty-eight patients (13.2%) developed seizures. The mean hemorrhage volume in patients who developed seizures was significantly higher than that in patients with no seizures (mean difference 17.3 ml, p = 0.01). In multivariate analysis, larger hemorrhage volume on initial CT scan and hemorrhage volume , 50 ml (OR 2.81, p = 0.047, 95% CI 1.03-7.80) were predictive of seizures. Forty-eight patients (17%) developed shunt-dependent hydrocephalus. The mean hemorrhage volume in patients who developed shunt-dependent hydrocephalus was significantly higher than that in patients who did not (mean difference 17.2 ml, p = 0.006). Larger hemorrhage volume and hemorrhage volume , 50 ml (OR 2.45, p = 0.03, 95% CI 1.08-5.54) were predictive of shunt-dependent hydrocephalus. Hemorrhage volume had adequate discrimination for the development of seizures (AUC 0.635) and shunted hydrocephalus (AUC ...
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) -- the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This excessive accumulation results in an abnormal dilation of the spaces in the brain called ventricles. This dilation causes potentially harmful pressure on the tissues of the brain. Hydrocephalus may be congenital or acquired. Congenital hydrocephalus is present at birth and may be caused by genetic abnormalities or developmental disorders such as spina bifida and encephalocele. Acquired hydrocephalus develops at the time of birth or at some point afterward and can affect individuals of all ages. For example, hydrocephalus ex-vacuo occurs when there is damage to the brain caused by stroke or traumatic injury. Normal pressure hydrocephalus occurs most often among the elderly. It may result from a subarachnoid hemorrhage, head trauma, infection, tumor, or complications of surgery, although many people develop normal
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The possible cause of chronic hydrocephalus after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) has been reported to be meningeal fibrosis. We examined whether the induction of tenascin-C (TN-C), an extracellular matrix glycoprotein known to
The findings were interpreted as an isodense colloid cyst with obstructive hydrocephalus at level of Foramen of Monro. Urgent neurosurgical management required.
Background: Benign external hydrocephalus is defined as a rapidly increasing head circumference (occipitofrontal circumference) with characteristic radiological findings of increased subarachnoid cerebrospinal fluid spaces on neuroimaging. The incidence of benign external hydrocephalus has not been previously reported, and there is no available information on the ratio of benign external hydrocephalus in the population of hydrocephalic children. Methods: This study is retrospective and population-based study, geographically covering two health regions in the southern half of Norway with a total mean population of 3.34 million in the ten-year study period, constituting approximately 75% of the Norwegian population. Children with a head circumference crossing two percentiles, or greater than the 97.5th percentile, and with typical imaging findings of enlarged frontal subarachnoid spaces with or without enlarged ventricles were included. Children were excluded if they had a history of head trauma, ...
Genetic loci for ventricular dilatation in the LEW/Jms rat with fetal-onset hydrocephalus are influenced by gender and genetic background : The LEW/Jms rat strain has inherited hydrocephalus, with more males affected than females and an overall expression rate of 28%. This study aimed to determine chromosomal positions for genetic loci causing the hydrocephalus. Methods An F 1 backcross was made to the parental LEW/Jms strain from a cross with non-hydrocephalic Fischer 344 rats. BC 1 rats were generated for two specific crosses: the
Synonyms for communicating hydrocephalus in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for communicating hydrocephalus. 1 synonym for hydrocephalus: hydrocephaly. What are synonyms for communicating hydrocephalus?
To evaluate gestational and neonatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by fetal hydrocephalus. Retrospective analysis of 287 cases of fetal hydrocephalus followed at the Fetal Medicine Unit of the U
Hydrocephalus What is hydrocephalus? Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is a lack of absorption, blockage of flow, or overproduction of the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) that is found inside the ventricles (fluid-filled areas) of the brain. This may result in a build up of fluid that can cause the pressure inside of the head to increase and the skull bones to expand to a larger-than-normal appearance. What causes hydrocephalus? Click Image to Enlarge Hydrocephalus occurs in approximately one out ...
The causes of hydrocephalus (excess fluid in the brain) are poorly understood.. Its thought hydrocephalus present at birth (congenital hydrocephalus) may be the result of a brain defect restricting the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).. Hydrocephalus that develops in adults and children (acquired hydrocephalus) is often caused by an illness or injury that affects the brain.. Hydrocephalus that develops in older people (normal pressure hydrocephalus) may also be the result of an infection, illness or injury, but in many cases its not clear what causes the condition. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Communicating hydrocephalus following surgery and adjuvant radiochemotherapy for glioblastoma. T2 - Clinical article. AU - Montano, Nicola. AU - DAlessandris, Quintino Giorgio. AU - Bianchi, Federico. AU - Lauretti, Liverana. AU - Doglietto, Francesco. AU - Fernandez, Eduardo. AU - Maira, Giulio. AU - Pallini, Roberto. PY - 2011/12. Y1 - 2011/12. N2 - Object. Communicating hydrocephalus is an uncommon complication in patients treated for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Its pathogenesis remains unclear. The authors evaluated the clinical and radiological factors associated with the onset of communicating hydrocephalus and the impact of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery on the outcome of these patients. Methods. One hundred twenty-four patients harboring GBM, who had undergone craniotomy for tumor resection and adjuvant radiochemotherapy, were retrospectively assessed. Seven of them developed communicating hydrocephalus and were treated with VP shunt surgery. Clinical and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Ventriculosubgaleal shunt in the treatment of posthemorrhagic and postinfectious hydrocephalus of premature infants. AU - Nagy, Andrea. AU - Bognar, Laszlo. AU - Pataki, Istvan. AU - Barta, Zoltan. AU - Novak, Laszlo. PY - 2013/1/1. Y1 - 2013/1/1. N2 - Purpose: The aim of the study was to compare the characteristics of ventriculosubgaleal shunts during the clinical course of posthemorrhagic and postinfectious hydrocephalus in the neonatal period. Patients and methods: The study comprised 102 premature babies in whom subgaleal shunt was consecutively inserted between 2006 and 2011. Seventy-two patients had posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (mean gestational age 27.3 ± 2.1 weeks, mean birth weight 1,036.9 ± 327.7 g, mean age at insertion 51.4 ± 56.2 days) and 30 patients were operated postinfectiously (27.5 ± 2.2 weeks, 1,064.7 g ± 310.7 g, 115.9 ± 47.8 days). Results: The mean survival of subgaleal shunts was 87.9 days for the posthemorrhagic group and 75.6 days for the ...
Hydrocephalus is characterized by an abnormal increase in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume within the intracranial cavity and by enlargement of the head in infancy. Pressure from increased fluid volume can damage the brain tissue. Hydrocephalus results from two major causes: obstruction of CSF flow (noncommunicating hydrocephalus) or faulty CSF absorption or overproduction of CSF (communicating hydrocephalus).. Nursingcrib.com NURSING CARE PLAN - Hydrocephalus by deric. ...
October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and October 25th is the first World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day sponsored by the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) and supported by the European Parliament. In the Hydrocephalus Associations efforts to raise awareness about spina bifida and hydrocephalus, we would like to highlight an inspiring young adult from our community. Meet Luke Russell, a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater who plans to major in marine biology with either a second major or a minor in psychology. He has spina bifida and hydrocephalus.. ...
Minor narrowing of the channel between the third and fourth ventricles may not produce any symptoms, other than a slightly enlarged ventricle. Therefore, brain imaging may be the first indication an adult has aqueductal stenosis and may develop arrested hydrocephalus. A neurologist may order those images for an unrelated reason or because the patient has talked about symptoms that might suggest hydrocephalus.. CT scans are able to identify the enlarged ventricles that are typical of hydrocephalus. They cannot always provide an explanation as to why the ventricles are enlarged. If the third ventricle is enlarged but the fourth ventricle is normal, the neurologist or neurosurgeon may order additional testing and imaging to confirm the diagnosis of arrested hydrocephalus.. Those tests may include:. ...
Long-term, prospective, longitudinal DTI studies of hydrocephalus in children are lacking. The ongoing parent project of this study is the first of its kind, to our knowledge. Its overall goal is to use DTI to evaluate white matter integrity as a noninvasive biomarker to quantify in vivo injury and posttreatment recovery in children with hydrocephalus. The data presented in the current report are the initial results derived from baseline data collected before CSF diversion surgery. Our main findings in this initial study include the following: First, the diffusion properties in children with hydrocephalus are significantly altered in several important white matter regions in the corpus callosum and internal capsule. Second, the patterns of abnormality in DTI measurements vary in different white matter regions. Patients with hydrocephalus were found to have lower FA and higher MD in the gCC and sCC, driven by the increase of RD and the relatively unchanged AD. In contrast, in the PLIC and ALIC, ...
Children with hydrocephalus have deficits in several neuropsychological domains. The most notable are motor, visuoperceptual, and visuomotor function. These deficits are multiply determined and depend on the etiology and severity of the hydrocephalus to a large extent. Corpus callosum abnormalities resulting from stretching of callosal fibers and other cortical white matter tracts are implicated as contributory to these deficits. Enlarged ventricles and associated compression of posterior cortical areas also correlate with cognitive impairment. Distinguishing which cognitive domain negatively impacts on the childs functioning and which domains influence behavior in isolation or in combination has been the subject of numerous studies. Developmentally, we know little about the emergence of neuropsychological functioning in children with hydrocephalus. Study of the effects of hydrocephalus at different stages of development is useful to clinicians and researchers interested in the impact of ...
The prognosis of fetal hydrocephalus is poor and the results of intrauterine decompression have so far been unsatisfactory. Although several factors have been known to affect the prognosis of...
The success of shunt surgery and ventriculostomy vary quite a bit from person to person. In general, the earlier hydrocephalus is diagnosed and treated, the more complete a persons recovery will be.. Its important for those affected by hydrocephalus as well as their families to understand that this condition can affect cognitive as well as physical development. After surgery has been performed, treatment and management should be guided by an interdisciplinary team that includes rehabilitation specialists. When connected with the right rehabilitation therapies, individuals diagnosed with this condition can lead independent lives with few restrictions.. Unfortunately, fewer than 10 medical centers in the United States currently specialize in the treatment of this condition, according to the Hydrocephalus Association. Because it involves so many variables and unknowns, doctors who do not specialize in the condition can be reluctant to take on complicated hydrocephalus cases. This means that not ...
Hydrocephalus - How does hydrocephalus impact the spine and its structure? Independent. Hydrocephalus is just increased brain fluid. However, it can be a result of a defect of drainage at the entry to the spine. Spinal defects can be part of complex defects that can include hydrocephalus - such as spina bifida.
The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) has been established by philanthropic funding to conduct multi-institutional research (clinical trials and observational studies) on pediatric hydrocephalus. In addition to philanthropic funding, the HCRN has also received an NIH NINDS Challenge Grant to support the network infrastructure which allows for the conduct of this and other network studies. The HCRN consists of multiple Clinical Centers and the Data Coordinating Center (DCC). The HCRN Core Data Project will obtain data about all neurosurgical hydrocephalus events from the network Clinical Centers, and create a database to be used by HCRN investigators. The ongoing maintenance of the Core Data Project serves two main purposes: 1) it will help investigators understand the variability, progression, and current treatment practices for hydrocephalus in children, with an ultimate goal of better guiding and assessing therapeutic intervention and providing recommendations on patient care and, ...
Adult hydrocephalus is hydrocephalus which occurs in an adult patient. It can be caused by many different pathologies. Learn more about adult hydrocephalus here.
Review A Review of Endoscopic Treatment of Hydrocephalus in Paediatric and Adult Patients Ji Min Ling, MB.ChB (UK), MMed Surgery (NUS), Rajendra Tiruchelvarayan, MBBS, FRCS (Neurosurgery) (Ireland) Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore Abstract Endoscopic treatment for hydrocephalus started in the early 20th century, but could not thrive due to poor illumination and magnification of the scope. In the 1950s, ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt became widely acceptable as standard treatment for hydrocephalus owing to the invention of well-designed valves and discovery of silicone, a biocompatible material for manufacturing shunt catheters. However, shunting is still far from being an ideal treatment because of its associated complications such as catheter malposition, blockage, and over- or under-drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. The shunt revision rates remained high in recent series. At the same time, endoscopy has undergone tremendous improvement in the latter half ...
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Secondary ventriculitis as a complication of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt with typical findings of smooth enhancement of the ventricular lining with intraventricular fluid-fluid leveling, likely denoting pus. CSF sample was obtained for analysis a...
All patients requiring external ventricular drain (EVD) for treatment of acute obstructive hydrocephalus receive intraventricular fibrinolysis with rt-PA via the ventricular catheter. Lumbar drainage (LD) is inserted at a timepoint, when communication between the internal and the external CSF-spaces is recognizable on CT (opening of third and fourth ventricle and aqueduct ...
Often referred to as water on the brain, hydrocephalus is a disorder in which an abnormal volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates in the cranial cavity because of an imbalance between fluid production and absorption. Genetic malformations, meningitis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke, trauma, tumors, or unknown causes can restrict or completely block CSF flow and generate hydrocephalus. Many cases are not due to obstruction and their cause remains unknown. Unfortunately, hydrocephalus is a debilitating disorder that afflicts 1 in 500 individuals, particularly children and the elderly. Standard treatment involves implanting a silicone catheter and valve (shunt system) to drain CSF. Although this type of treatment is usually effective in draining excess CSF temporarily, surgical revisions are often necessary due to shunt obstruction, infection, or over-drainage.. At Seattle Childrens Research Institute - Center for Integrative Brain Research, synergy and a collaborative atmosphere ...
This stock medical exhibit shows four comparative views of the head and brain of an infant describing theProgression of Hydrocephalus. The following views are illustrated: 1- Normal anatomy of the brain and ventricular system. 2- Early effects of hydrocephalus with fuid swelling of the ventricles and brain compression. 3- Late stage hydrocephalus with herniation of the brainstem out the foramen magnum of the skull. 4. Preventative measures showing shunt placement into the ventricles to drain off excessive fluid pressure and avoid a brainstem herniation.
In our prospective study cohort, membranous obstruction was demonstrated in 92 (68.6%) of 134 cases of hydrocephalus with the use of 3D-CISS at 3T. Intraventricular membranous obstruction is the most common pathologic finding to cause noncommunicating hydrocephalus (85/114 total noncommunicating cases). However, except in the cerebral aqueduct region, conventional images are insensitive in detection of obstructive membranes in the CSF pathway. In this study, they were only demonstrated in 57 (36.3%) of 157 obstruction sites with the use of conventional imaging. In choosing the most appropriate treatment technique and to assess the prognosis in hydrocephalus, the classification of hydrocephalus and demonstration of obstruction, if it exists, are of significant importance.20,33 The terminology and the classification of hydrocephalus are still a matter of debate and are not the aims of our study. However, it is obvious that we need accurate neuroimaging techniques to demonstrate CSF pathways ...
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Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek: hydro means water, cephalus means head. Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities called ventricles inside the brain. CSF is produced in the ventricles, circulates through the ventricular system, and is absorbed into the bloodstream. CSF is in constant circulation and has many important functions. It surrounds the brain and spinal cord and acts as a protective cushion against injury. CSF contains nutrients and proteins necessary for the nourishment and normal function of the brain. It carries waste products away from surrounding tissues. Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. As CSF builds up, it causes the ventricles to enlarge, and the pressure inside the head to increase.
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A Eureka Moment. Chuns laboratory specializes in the study of lipid-signaling molecules involved in the developing brain, including LPA. LPA is normally produced in the fast-growing fetal brain, and appears to be important for the normal development of neural progenitor cells. But when the researchers added abnormally high concentrations of LPA to the brains of fetal mice, they found an unexpected effect on brain development. When we looked at their condition as newborns, we were surprised to see that they uniformly had big, fluid-filled brains, said postdoctoral fellow Yun Yung, PhD. It was a Eureka moment, because we realized that LPA might help explain hydrocephalus.. Reviewing the medical literature on the condition, Chun and Yung noted that it was often linked to brain-bleeding events in the womb and typically also featured some improperly developed brain structures. Our experiments with LPA connected both sets of findings, said Yung, because LPA is involved in blood clotting and ...
Pediatric hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid in the brain at the time of birth or during infancy, childhood or adolescence. Most often, the primary treatment for this condition is surgery to drain the fluid, and a childs outcome is often excellent.. Hydrocephalus is one of the problems pediatric neurosurgeons see most frequently. It is also known as water on the brain, but that term is actually a misnomer. In reality, most cases of hydrocephalus represent a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inside the brain. Everyone continuously produces CSF, a fluid very similar to the liquid portion of blood. It contains various salts as well as other products, such as sodium and glucose. Primarily produced in the ventricles, the fluid circulates through the ventricle system and around the brain and spinal cord. Eventually, the CSF is reabsorbed over the surface of the brain into large veins, where CSF mixes with blood and is transported to the heart. This orderly cycle of CSF production, flow and ...
Cerebrospinal fluid normally circulates sequentially through the four ventricles of the brain and then passes into the large veins on top of the brain where it is reabsorbed. Hydrocephalus occurs when there is too much cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the ventricles, resulting in excess pressure in the brain. A child can be born with hydrocephalus (congenital) or develop the condition during or after birth (acquired).. The brain constantly makes cerebrospinal fluid. CSF is normally absorbed into the blood and carried out of the brain as new CSF is made. In hydrocephalus, the CSF continues to build up in the brain and can cause brain injury. ...
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Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek words hydro meaning water and cephalus meaning head. Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)--
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Pediatric hydrocephalus. T2 - Systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines. Part 4: Cerebrospinal fluid shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the treatment of hydrocephalus in children. AU - Limbrick, David D.. AU - Baird, Lissa C.. AU - Klimo, Paul. AU - Riva-Cambrin, Jay. AU - Flannery, Ann Marie. PY - 2014/1/1. Y1 - 2014/1/1. N2 - Object. The objective of this systematic review was to examine the existing literature comparing CSF shunts and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus and to make evidence-based recommendations regarding the selection of surgical technique for this condition. Methods. Both the US National Library of Medicine and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were queried using MeSH headings and key words specifically chosen to identify published articles detailing the use of CSF shunts and ETV for the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus. Articles meeting specific criteria that had been ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Complications of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. AU - Tseng, D. W.. AU - Liu, M. Y.. AU - Tsai, S. H.. PY - 1983. Y1 - 1983. N2 - The ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is a well established method in the treatment of primary and secondary hydrocephalus. Seventy ventriculo-peritoneal shunt operations were performed on fifty patients encountered at Tri-Service General Hospital during the last 7 years (1976-1982). The underlying causes of hydrocephalus were: brain tumor (25 cases), congenital hydrocephalus (16 cases), post-traumatic hydrocephalus (6 cases) and normal pressure hydrocephalus (3 cases). Twelve of the 50 patients (24%) developed post-operative complications. The complications in this series were: wound infection (5 cases), obstruction of the ventricular catheter (4 cases), disconnection of the reservoir connector (2 cases) and shortening of the peritoneal catheter (1 case). Among these 12 cases, 8 underwent two or more revisions of the shunt. The remaining 4 cases with ...
Hydrocephalus may be diagnosed before birth by prenatal ultrasound, a diagnostic imaging technique which uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs.Ultrasounds are used to view internal organs as they function, and to â ¦ The most common forms of adult hydrocephalus are obstructive hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and pseudotumor cerebri (idiopathic intracranial hypertension). Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) to â ¦ Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), which usually affects older people, can sometimes be treated with a shunt. Normal pressure hydrocephalus is called \normal pressure\ because despite the excess fluid, CSF pressure as measured during a spinal tap is often normal. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up within the ventricles (fluid-containing cavities) of the brain and may increase pressure within the head. It also transports waste away from the surrounding tissues. ...
OBJECTIVE: To provide a simple and reliable method for the diagnosis of ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction.. METHODS: A total of 14 participants were enrolled in this study, consisting of 7 patients with suspected shunt malfunction and 7 control cases with apparent normal drainage. In all cases, 0.1 mL of 5% glucose solution was injected into the reservoir and 0.1 mL of cerebrospinal fluid was withdrawn from the reservoir 20 minutes later to measure glucose concentration.. RESULTS: The glucose concentration in cerebrospinal fluid of the shunt malfunction group was greater than that of the control group (P , 0.05).. CONCLUSIONS: The proposed method is reliable, safe, and relatively simple for the diagnosis of ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction and provides a reference for treatment.. ...
Objective: To present endoscopic techniques used as a complimentary tool in the treatment of infantile posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. Methods: Three cases of preterm-low-birth weight infants with intraventricular hemorrhage and ventricular distention are presented. In addition to reservoir placement, the treatment included endoscopic ventricular irrigation and ventriculostomy and/or aqueductoplasty in order to treat hydrocephalus and, if possible, avoid the placement of a shunt.. Results: In one patient hydrocephalus was successfully treated by endoscopic ventricular irrigation and third ventriculostomy. No shunt was necessary in this patient. In the second patient an isolated fourth ventricle could be treated by ventricular irrigation and aqueductal stenting. Third ventriculostomy was only temporarily successful. A single ventriculo-peritoneal shunt was necessary. The third patient needed a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt after ventricular irrigation and third ventriculostomy were only temporarily ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neuroendoscopic biopsy and the treatment of tumor-associated hydrocephalus of the ventricular and paraventricular region in pediatric patients. T2 - a nationwide study in Japan. AU - Miwa, Tomoru. AU - Hayashi, Nakamasa. AU - Endo, Shunro. AU - Ohira, Takayuki. PY - 2015/10/13. Y1 - 2015/10/13. N2 - A neuroendoscopic biopsy is a minimally invasive and useful procedure for the diagnosis and initial management of tumor-associated hydrocephalus. We describe the nationwide investigation of the current status of neuroendoscopic biopsy for intra- and paraventricular tumors in children, as well as the treatment of tumor-associated hydrocephalus in pediatric patients. The main items examined included the patients age and sex, location of the tumor, pathological diagnosis, complications, treatment and efficacy of treatment of the tumor-associated hydrocephalus, and the dissemination during the postoperative course. Two hundred twenty-one pediatric patients (mean 8.6 years) from 67 ...
Aqueductal Stenosis: Aqueductal stenosis is one of the known causes of hydrocephalus and the most common cause of congenital (present at birth) hydrocephalus.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neurogenic Stress Cardiomyopathy Precipitated by Acute Hydrocephalus after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. AU - Gharaibeh, Kamel. AU - Scott, Jacquelyn. AU - Morris, Nicholas A.. PY - 2018/4/1. Y1 - 2018/4/1. KW - Cardiac. KW - Cerebrovasculardisease/cardiac. KW - Critical care. KW - Hydrocephalus. KW - Subarachnoid hemorrhage. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85027126175&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85027126175&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1007/s12028-017-0437-0. DO - 10.1007/s12028-017-0437-0. M3 - Article. C2 - 28799114. AN - SCOPUS:85027126175. VL - 28. SP - 239. EP - 242. JO - Neurocritical Care. JF - Neurocritical Care. SN - 1541-6933. IS - 2. ER - ...
A ventriculoperitoneal shunt treats hydrocephalus because it drains cerebrospinal fluid and relieves the excess pressure on the brain, MedlinePlus explains. Without the ventriculoperitoneal shunt,...
White cerebellum sign a reversal of the normal gray/white matter densities and a relatively increased density of the thalami, brainstem and cerebellum; it is also known as dense cerebellum sign or reversal sign. On Computed Tomography, it is seen as hypodensity of the supratentorial brain with reverse increased attenuation of the cerebellum. This ominous sign is a poor prognostic indicator for patients with brain injury. We document a rare case of white cerebellum sign occurring in an eight year old girl who presented to the emergency department with signs of raised intracranial pressure following Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt revision. Our patient improved significantly after resuscitation with mannitol, she was discharged from hospital with an improved Glasgow Coma Score. Our case presents a new opportunity for management of patients with white cerebellar sign. Mannitol is an antioxidant that decrease H|sub|2|/sub|O|sub|2|/sub| by upregulating catalases. It is postulated to have played a role in the
The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) is a coding of diseases and signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases, as classified by the World Health Organization (WHO). This page contains ICD-10 Chapter XVII: Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities. (Q00) Anencephaly and similar malformations (Q00.0) Anencephaly Acephaly Acrania Amyelencephaly Hemianencephaly Hemicephaly (Q00.1) Craniorachischisis (Q00.2) Iniencephaly (Q01) Encephalocele (Q02) Microcephaly (Q03) Congenital hydrocephalus (Q03.0) Malformations of aqueduct of Sylvius (Q03.1) Atresia of foramina of Magendie and Luschka Dandy-Walker syndrome (Q03.8) Other congenital hydrocephalus (Q03.9) Congenital hydrocephalus, unspecified (Q04) Other congenital malformations of brain (Q04.0) Congenital malformations of corpus callosum (Q04.1) Arhinencephaly (Q04.2) Holoprosencephaly ...
Hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is either an obstruction to the flow of CSF within the ventricular system or subarachnoid space (noncommunicating hydrocephalus) either due to intraventricular mass lesions or to external compression or a problem with reabsorption of CSF (communicating hydrocephalus). The type of hydrocephalus that occurs with SAH is communicating hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus can be classified as acute, subacute, or delayed. The profiles for each are different and are briefly discussed here. With SAH, hydrocephalus develops as a result of blood in the CSF, which plugs the arachnoid villi, thus interfering with the reabsorption of CSF. Diagnosis is established on the basis of CT findings, which will reveal dilated ventricles with blood within the ventricles.. Signs and Symptoms/Treatment. The following summarizes the signs and symptoms of the three types of hydrocephalus, as well as the appropriate treatment for each.. ACUTE. ...
Title. Parents involvement in decisions when their child is admitted to hospital with suspected shunt malfunction: study protocol. Aim. This paper outlines the protocol for a study aimed at exploring parents involvement during professional-parent interactions and decisions about their childs care in the context of suspected shunt malfunction. Background. Hydrocephalus is a long-term condition treated primarily by the insertion of a shunt that diverts fluid from the brain to another body compartment. Shunts frequently malfunction, and parents of children with shunted hydrocephalus are responsible for recognizing and responding to shunt complications. Parents feel that interactions with professionals when they seek healthcare advice for their child do always not encourage active participation in care decisions. Methods. The study design is based on qualitative methodologies: a combination of conversation analysis applied to consultation recordings of professional-parent interactions when a ...
Introduction of Grant to Support Research in Hydrocephalus Codman Neuro*, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, were proud to support the introduction of the Bertil Romner Memorial Hydrocephalus Research Prize, a grant to support further research into Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. The ...
During the last four years we have employed a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt with valve in 110 patients, including 79 hydrocephalic children. The results have shown that physically both the valve shunts draining into the peritoneum or into the blood stream work similarly. In both instances reoperations have not been frequent, as it was the case when no valves were used in the peritoneal shunts. On the other hand, by using ventriculo-peritoneal shunts not only pulmonary microembolism is prevented but also infections involving the draining system are less severe and more easily controlled than those occurring in the ventriculo-atrial shunts.. ...
Why is it called normal pressure hydrocephalus and what is the difference between this and other types of hydrocephalus? It is called normal pressure hydrocephalus because when Hakim and Adams first described it in 1965, the three patients that they mentioned in their ...
Send by email. For over 40 years, the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario (SB&H), has been committed to making a positive difference in the lives of individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.. SB&H was incorporated as a registered charity in 1973 and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The Association supports those with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families with the challenges brought on by these serious, disabling conditions.. SB&H has grown to provide a comprehensive and essential range of services for parents, families, youth and adults with sb/h. Our programs are rooted in the principles of self-help and personal support. We also serve the broader community which includes: parents who receive pre-natal diagnosis of sb/h; extended family members; all women of child-bearing age about the benefits of folic acid in the prevention of neural tube defects; and a wide spectrum of professionals in the social services, medical, health and education ...
Myelomeningocele (MMC) is a common birth defect that is associated with significant lifelong morbidity. Little progress has been made in the postnatal surgical management of the child with spina bifida. Postnatal surgery is aimed at covering the exposed spinal cord, preventing infection, and treating hydrocephalus with a ventricular shunt. In-utero repair of open spina bifida is now performed in selected patients and presents an additional therapeutic alternative for expectant mothers carrying a fetus with MMC. It is estimated that about 400 fetal operations have now been performed for MMC worldwide. Despite this large experience, the technique remains of unproven benefit. Preliminary results suggest that fetal surgery results in reversal of hindbrain herniation (the Chiari II malformation), a decrease in shunt-dependent hydrocephalus, and possibly improvement in leg function, but these findings might be explained by selection bias and changing management indications. A randomized prospective ...
In this review of the neurosurgery literature, the reported rate of mechanical malfunction ranged from 8% to 64%. The use of programmable valves has increased but remains of unproven benefit even in randomized trials. Infection was the second most common complication, with the rate ranging from 3% to 12% of shunt operations. A meta-analysis that included 17 randomized controlled trials of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis demonstrated a decrease in shunt infection by half (OR 0.51, 95% CI 0.36-0.73). Similarly, use of detailed protocols including perioperative antibiotics, skin preparation, and limitation of OR personnel and operative time, among other steps, were shown in uncontrolled studies to decrease shunt infection by more than half.. Other adverse events included intraabdominal complications, with a reported incidence of 1% to 24%, intracerebral hemorrhage, reported to occur in 4% of cases, and perioperative epilepsy, with a reported association with shunt procedures ranging from 20% ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Inline flow sensor for ventriculoperitoneal shunts. T2 - Experimental evaluation in swine. AU - Qin, Chuchu. AU - Olivencia-Yurvati, Albert H.. AU - Williams, Arthur G.. AU - Eskildsen, Dane. AU - Mallet, Robert T.. AU - Dasgupta, Purnendu K.. PY - 2019/5. Y1 - 2019/5. N2 - Shunts are commonly employed to treat hydrocephalus, a severe central nervous disease caused by the buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. These shunts divert excessive cerebrospinal fluid from brain ventricles to other body cavities, thereby relieving the symptoms. However, these shunts are highly prone to failure due to obstruction from cellular debris, leading to cerebrospinal fluid accumulation in the brain and exacerbation of neurological symptoms. Therefore, there is a clinical need for a reliable, non-invasive method of monitoring shunt performance. Recently, a simple inline flow sensor was reported for monitoring ventriculoperitoneal shunting of cerebrospinal fluid in hydrocephalus treatment. The ...
A 60-year-old female with a history of ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement three years prior presented with a painful abdominal wall mass. The patient denied fevers, nausea, vomiting, headaches, or dizziness. Physical exam revealed an afebrile, well-appearing female with a raised, erythematous, fluctuant mass on the right lower abdominal wall. She had no abdominal tenderness otherwise. Labs were unremarkable. A bedside ultrasound revealed a complex fluid collection over the area of fluctuance that tracked along the course of the VPS tubing into the abdomen. Plan for incision and drainage was deferred. Neurosurgery was consulted. The neurosurgeon attempted to tap the shunt but encountered very high resistance. The patient was admitted for intravenous antibiotics for VPS infection and malfunction.. VPSs are neurosurgically implanted devices used to treat hydrocephalus by shunting cerebral spinal fluid from the lateral ventricles of the brain into the peritoneum. Shunt infections, including ...
Doppler ultrasound was used to measure blood flow velocity in the anterior cerebral artery of six premature infants with posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus, before and after intermittent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage, on 23 occasions. There was a significant increase in mean blood flow velocity after the drainage procedures (+5.6 cm/s, 95% confidence interval +2.9 to +8.3 cm/s), which was accompanied by a decrease in velocity waveform pulsatility. CSF pressure also fell significantly. In patients with posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus, intermittent CSF drainage was associated with acute changes in cerebral haemodynamics.. ...
Dementia and hydrocephalus in an elderly female were related to basilar impression caused by Pagets disease of the skull. Ventricular and lumbar thecal pressures were normal, but isotope cisternography suggested obstructive hydrocephalus. The patient improved after ventricular shunting. The importance of prompt investigation of dementia occurring in patients with Pagets disease is emphasised.. ...
Pillai et al. report a novel minimally invasive procedure allowing cannulation of the ureter for the purpose of ventriculo-ureteral (VU) shunting. Sixteen years prior to presentation,​ this 46-year-old woman had contracted tuberculous meningitis and had chronic hydrocephalus,​ with multiple distal shunt failures in recent months. A percutaneous nephrostomy was used to pass the distal catheter based on intraoperative retrograde pyelography. Following successful placement of the VU shunt, the patient​s hydrocephalus stabilized and she returned to her regular functional status. The only long-term complication noted within 36 months of follow-up was a transient episode of electrolyte disturbance and dehydration associated with a diarrheal illness that responded to adequate hydration and salt supplementation. By its minimally invasive nature, this approach offers a reasonable extraperitoneal alternative after multiple distal shunt catheter failures have ...
Care guide for Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement (Precare). Includes: possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support.
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Normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) was the first treatable type of dementia everdescribed. Hakim and Adams described the entity they called normal pressurehydrocephalus in 1965 (Hakim & Adams, 1965). Cerebrospinal fluid shunting forhydrocephalus was the first wide treatment available for the disease. In the followingyears, an initially uncritical enthusiasm for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting wasgradually dampened because of the underdeveloped shunt technology, low clinicalsuccess rates, and frequent complications (Dippel & Habbema, 1993).The most frequent complication is ventricular catheter obstruction, which may accountfor 50 to 80% of newly inserted shunts (Bergsneider et al., 2006). Although many factorscontribute to this (Harris & McAllister, 2012), the main one is related to flowcharacteristics of the catheter within the hydrocephalic brain (Harris & McAllister, 2012;Lin, Morris, Olivero, Boop & Sanford, 2003). A landmark study in 2003 addressed theproblem of fluid characteristics in ...
Normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) was the first treatable type of dementia everdescribed. Hakim and Adams described the entity they called normal pressurehydrocephalus in 1965 (Hakim & Adams, 1965). Cerebrospinal fluid shunting forhydrocephalus was the first wide treatment available for the disease. In the followingyears, an initially uncritical enthusiasm for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting wasgradually dampened because of the underdeveloped shunt technology, low clinicalsuccess rates, and frequent complications (Dippel & Habbema, 1993).The most frequent complication is ventricular catheter obstruction, which may accountfor 50 to 80% of newly inserted shunts (Bergsneider et al., 2006). Although many factorscontribute to this (Harris & McAllister, 2012), the main one is related to flowcharacteristics of the catheter within the hydrocephalic brain (Harris & McAllister, 2012;Lin, Morris, Olivero, Boop & Sanford, 2003). A landmark study in 2003 addressed theproblem of fluid characteristics in ...
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Hydrocephalus occurs due to a blockage in the transmission of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in either the ventricles or subarachnoid space. Characteristics of this condition include increased intracranial pressure, which can result in neurologic deterioration [1]. Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is an imaging technique that estimates the mechanical properties of tissue in vivo. While some investigations of brain tissue have been performed using MRE [2,3,4,5], the effects due to changes in interstitial pressure and fluid content on the mechanical properties of the brain remain unknown. The purpose of this work is to assess the potential of MRE to differentiate between the reconstructed properties of normal and hydrocephalic brains. MRE data was acquired in 18 female feline subjects, 12 of which received kaolin injections resulting in an acute form of hydrocephalus. In each animal, four MRE scans were performed during the process including one pre-injection and three post-injection scans. The ...
Tubes inserted to create communication between a cerebral ventricle and the internal jugular vein. Their emplacement permits draining of cerebrospinal fluid for relief of hydrocephalus or other condition leading to fluid accumulation in the ventricles ...
Hydrocephalus became would become another major interest. Indeed, he'd work on it for the remainder of his career. At the ... There he did experimental work in hydrocephalus, his emphasis being on CSF molecular transport studies in dogs and cats. Foltz ... Foltz, Eldon L.; Aine, Cheryl (1 Mar 1981). "Diagnosis of hydrocephalus by CSF pulse-wave analysis: A clinical study". Surgical ... Shurtleff, David B.; Foltz, Eldon L.; Loeser, John D. (1 Apr 1973). "Hydrocephalus". American Journal of Diseases of Children. ...
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Salomon Hakim - a Giant in the Field of Hydrocephalus". hydrocephalus Association. Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. ... In 1957, he finally realized that these patients suffered from what is now known as normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) after ... The first valve to treat hydrocephalus was introduced in 1949 by Spitz, but this valve had several disadvantages which ... In 2010, Dr Hakim got an award from the Hydrocephalus Association in its annual conference in Cleveland, the Lifetime ...
Symptoms may include neurologic problems, hydrocephalus (cerebrospinal fluid accumulated in the brain), spastic quadriplegia ( ... Cinalli, Giuseppe (2005). Pediatric Hydrocephalus. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 9788847002258. Dadmehr, Majid; Farideh, Nejat (2009 ...
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The children's neurosurgical diseases treated at the hospital include: 1. Hydrocephalus 2. Neural tube defects 3. Spina bifida ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "The International Program to Advance the Treatment of Hydrocephalus (iPATH)". ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CUREIC (2015). "CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda - CURE Hydrocephalus Surgeon ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "CURE Hydrocephalus Surgeon Fellowship Program And Strategy". CURE International. ...
"Hydrocephalus in children". The Lancet. 387 (10020): 788-99. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(15)60694-8. PMID 26256071. Hydrocephalus ... A two years old patient with hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis, without previous shunt would have an 80% chance of ... Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a surgical procedure for treatment of hydrocephalus in which an opening is created in ... "New neurosurgery saves lives in Calgary by treating hydrocephalus, 'water in the brain'". Global News. Retrieved 25 May 2016. ...
Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of CSF in the ventricles of the brain. Hydrocephalus can occur because of obstruction ... In infants, hydrocephalus can cause an enlarged head, as the bones of the skull have not yet fused, seizures, irritability and ... Hydrocephalus is usually treated through the insertion of a shunt, such as a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt, which diverts fluid ... Hydrocephalus without obstruction associated with normal CSF pressure may also occur. Symptoms can include problems with gait ...
"Hydrocephalus Fact Sheet." National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. U.S. National Library of Medicine, May 2013 ... Additionally, functional hemispherectomy is less likely to cause hydrocephalus, the "excessive accumulation of [cerebrospinal ...
Hydrocephalus und Gehirndruck. Medizinische Jahrbücher, Vienna, 1889. - Hydrocephalus and "brain pressure". Über angeborene ... he proposed new procedures for treatment of hydrocephalus. These included the "Balkenstich method" and the "suboccipital ...
Her current research funding is for clinical trials in breast cancer metastasis and idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. ... "Spreading the Word about NPH." National Hydrocephalus Foundation. Retrieved on July 2, 2009. "Prevenir Les Lesions de la ... meningiomas and normal pressure hydrocephalus. She pioneered the use of minimally invasive endoscopic surgery for treatment of ...
This in effect could make aqueductal stenosis a byproduct of hydrocephalus. It is estimated that only 25% of males with X- ... This results in symptoms of hydrocephalus as the CSF is still collecting rather than being absorbed or diverted. Risk of ... "Hydrocephalus Fact Sheet". National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. National Institutes of Health. Retrieved 16 ... Many of the signs and symptoms of aqueductal stenosis are similar to those of hydrocephalus. These typical symptoms include: ...
DWM is the cause of around 4.3% of cases of congenital hydrocephalus and 2.5% of all cases of hydrocephalus. At least 21% of ... DWM is the cause of around 4.3% of cases of congenital hydrocephalus and 2.5% of all cases of hydrocephalus. A 2017 review ... The most frequent and prominent symptoms of DWM are those associated with hydrocephalus in the postnatal period. Hydrocephalus ... The most common cause of death is complications from hydrocephalus or its treatment. Untreated hydrocephalus can lead to ...
"Hydrocephalus - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 2019-08-30. "Depression (major depressive disorder) - Symptoms and ... Significant intellectual, physical, and developmental disability are common complications of untreated hydrocephalus. Suicide ...
... can be hard to distinguish from hydrocephalus because both cerebral atrophy and hydrocephalus involve an ... In hydrocephalus, the increase in volume happens due to the CSF itself. Cerebral atrophy is not usually preventable. However, ... "Neuroimaging in normal pressure hydrocephalus". Dementia & Neuropsychologia. 9 (4): 350-355. doi:10.1590/1980- ...
There may be associated hydrocephalus. Diencephalic syndrome was first described by Russell in 1951. It is usually caused by a ...
... there is often a clinical image of hydrocephalus present. Hydrocephalus is seen in 6.5 to 8% of patients with Apert's syndrome ... ISBN 978-0-19-511843-8. Collmann H, Sörensen N, Krauss J (October 2005). "Hydrocephalus in craniosynostosis: a review". Child's ... primary microcephaly and hydrocephalus. This differentiation has an important influence on the further treatment of the child. ...
... hydrocephalus in 5.6%, chronic constipation. The syndrome was first reported in 2005 Eyes issues - high strength glasses, ...
MASA has five other factors including hydrocephalus. The build-up is often caused by an obstruction that prevents proper fluid ... "Hydrocephalus: Causes, symptoms, and treatments". www.medicalnewstoday.com. Retrieved 2020-04-30. Gillis, Gary B. (2010-03-01 ... spastic paraparesis and hydrocephalus due to mutations in one single gene, L1". European Journal of Human Genetics. 3 (5): 273- ...
"Ein seltener fall von Hydrocephalus" (A Rare Case of Hydrocephalus), by Dr. Freiherr v. Blomberg, in the 'Zeitschrift für die ... Blomberg, Freiherr (1914). Ein seltener Fall von Hydrocephalus. Ztschr. f. d. ges. Neurol. u. Psychiat. CS1 maint: discouraged ... Ein seltener fall von Hydrocephalus; Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie. Publisher: Springer Berlin / ...
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Without treatment, congenital hydrocephalus can be fatal in infancy. In less severe cases of untreated hydrocephalus, a child ... Fetuses with X-linked hydrocephalus with stenosis of the aqueduct of Sylvius (HSAS) will typically have hydrocephalus severe ... Hydrocephalus: Surgery should be performed as needed, to shunt cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in order to reduce pressure inside the ... Due to its prenatal onset (i.e. before the bones of the skull have fused together), hydrocephalus associated with HSAS results ...
Hydrocephalus at eMedicine Rosenbaum, RB; DP Ciaverella (2004). Neurology in Clinical Practice. Butterworth Heinemann. pp. 2192 ... This can sometimes lead to non-communicating hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) outflow. The ... Congenital causes include hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis (especially of the lambdoid suture), hyperostosis (such as ... Rare post-operative complications include hydrocephalus and brain stem compression by retroflexion of odontoid. Also, an ...
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Yoder has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. His story is told in the film Miracle in Lane 2 starring Frankie Muniz. Yoder is a ...
ISBN 9781119946113, pages 1-8. Chihuahua (long and smooth coat): Hydrocephalus. Genetic Welfare Problems of Companion Animals. ... congenital hydrocephalus, muscular dystrophy, necrotizing meningoencephalitis and neuroaxonal dystrophy.:3 In a radiographical ...
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"History of Hydrocephalus and its Treatments". Medscape. Retrieved 2020-06-10. G. Anton: Zur Erinnerung a Fritz Gustav von ... for treatment of hydrocephalus. The "Balkenstich method" was first introduced in 1908 by Bramann and Anton, and is a procedure ...
Find out about hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain), including information about symptoms, causes, types, diagnosis, treatment ... Types of hydrocephalus. There are three main types of hydrocephalus:. *congenital hydrocephalus - hydrocephalus thats present ... Read more about the complications of surgery for hydrocephalus.. What causes hydrocephalus?. In the past, hydrocephalus was ... Read more about diagnosing hydrocephalus.. Treating hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus can usually be treated using a shunt, a thin ...
Hydrocephalus present at birth (congenital) can be caused by conditions like spina bifida. Hydrocephalus that develops later ( ... Hydrocephalus from birth. Hydrocephalus present at birth (congenital hydrocephalus) can be caused by certain health conditions ... Hydrocephalus that develops in children and adults. Hydrocephalus that develops in children and adults (acquired hydrocephalus ... Hydrocephalus that develops in older people (normal pressure hydrocephalus) may also be the result of an infection, illness or ...
A condition in which the chambers (ventricles) within the brain become enlarged due to an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal ...
Description of hydrocephalus by Hippocrates dates back more than 2,000 years. The word hydrocephalus is from the Greek ὕδωρ, ... Noncommunicating hydrocephalus, or obstructive hydrocephalus, is caused by a CSF-flow obstruction.[citation needed] Foramen of ... "Hydrocephalus". MedlinePlus. Barnes, Marcia A.; Dennis, Maureen (1998). "Discourse after Early-Onset Hydrocephalus: Core ... Fluid accumulates in the upper ventricles, causing hydrocephalus. Other causes of congenital hydrocephalus include neural-tube ...
... hydrocephalus can cause babies and young childrens heads to swell to make room for excess cerebrospinal fluid. Learn how this ... How Is Hydrocephalus Treated?. Treatment for hydrocephalus depends on the childs age and whats causing the hydrocephalus. ... What Is Hydrocephalus?. Hydrocephalus is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the hollow places inside the brain. These ... Hydrocephalus can run in families.. How Does Hydrocephalus Happen?. Cerebrospinal fluid is saltwater thats made inside the ...
Hydrocephalus, accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain, causing progressive ... Hydrocephalus is often congenital, meaning that it is present at birth; however, it may be acquired and thus occurs later in ... More About Hydrocephalus. 7 references found in Britannica articles. Assorted References. *characteristics* In neural tube ... In hydrocephalus the fluid accumulates in the two large lateral ventricles, and the brain and skull become enlarged because of ...
Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling. ... Hydrocephalus that is not due to an infection has the best outlook. People with hydrocephalus caused by tumors will often do ... Hydrocephalus most often occurs in children. Another type, called normal pressure hydrocephalus, may occur in adults and older ... Hydrocephalus may begin while the baby is growing in the womb. It is common in babies who have a myelomeningocele, a birth ...
Hydrocephalus minor from Jince (Czech Republic) Free cheek of H. carens, 33mm between the tips Rushton, A.W.A.; Weidner, T. ( ... Hydrocephalus ("water head") is an extinct genus of redlichiid trilobite that was very common during the Middle Cambrian of ... 2007). "The Middle Cambrian paradoxidid trilobite Hydrocephalus from Jämtland, central Sweden" (PDF). Acta Geologica Polonica. ...
Most interest has been devoted to fast CSF flow through the aqueductus cerebri, reportedly increased in hydrocephalus.[4,14,22] ... Amplitude is positively correlated with a mean ICP (R = 0.21 in idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus [NPH]; number of cases ... Although invasive, it remains a frontline method of examination for hydrocephalus in many hospitals worldwide. Studies on the ... Pulse Pressure Waveform in Hydrocephalus: What It is and What It Isnt ...
Normal pressure hydrocephalus. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986; 293 :837 ... Normal pressure hydrocephalus.. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986; 293 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.293.6551.837 (Published 04 ...
Hydrocephalus occurs due to either blockage of these foramens or overproduction of CSF. The treatment of hydrocephalus is ... Hydrocephalus occurs due to either blockage of these foramens or overproduction of CSF. The treatment of hydrocephalus is ... We were said it is due to acquired hydrocephalus ( moderate hydrocephalus non-obstructing ) and placed a shunt on 24th ... We were said it is due to acquired hydrocephalus ( moderate hydrocephalus non-obstructing ) and placed a shunt on 24th ...
Create healthcare diagrams like this example called Hydrocephalus in minutes with SmartDraw. SmartDraw includes 1000s of ... Hydrocephalus. Create healthcare diagrams like this example called Hydrocephalus in minutes with SmartDraw. SmartDraw includes ... Hydrocephalus. Cross-section view of childs skull showing brain displaced by fluid accumulation.. LifeART Collection Images ...
... of a hydrocephalus valve with an electric actuating system comprising a control system opening and closing the hydrocephalus ... Hydrocephalus valve. US5291899 *. 29 Apr 1991. 8 Mar 1994. Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon M.D.M.. Method and device for measuring ... for therapy of hydrocephalus. DE19915558A1. 7 Apr 1999. 26 Oct 2000. Jost Jonas. Device for normalizing the internal pressure ... Pediatric programmable hydrocephalus valve. US5980480. 11 Jul 1996. 9 Nov 1999. Cs Fluids, Inc.. Method and apparatus for ...
Hydrocephalus is a buildup of spinal fluid inside the fluid chambers of the brain. Hydrocephalus means water on the brain. ... Hydrocephalus - occult; Hydrocephalus - idiopathic; Hydrocephalus - adult; Hydrocephalus - communicating; Dementia - ... Hydrocephalus means "water on the brain.". Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a rise in the amount of cerebrospinal fluid ( ... Hydrocephalus is a buildup of spinal fluid inside the fluid chambers of the brain. ...
Object.The incidence of epilepsy among children with hydrocephalus is well recognized. Its relation to shunts and with the ... Epilepsy and its correlation with cerebral ventricular shunting procedures in infantile hydrocephalus. Ann Rev Hydrocephalus 4: ... Keene D, Ventureyra E (1999) Hydrocephalus and epileptic seizures. Childs Nerv Syst 15:158-162CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar ... Klepper J, Büsse M, Straburg H (1998) Epilepsy in shunt-treated hydrocephalus. Dev Med Child Neurol 40:731-736CrossRefPubMed ...
Hydrocephalus. Often referred to as "water on the brain", hydrocephalus is a disorder in which an abnormal volume of ... Unfortunately, hydrocephalus is a debilitating disorder that afflicts 1 in 500 individuals, particularly children and the ... Brain Imaging - Mouse Models of Dandy Walker Malformation (DWM), Chiari Malformation and hydrocephalus ... Neural Development - Mouse Models of Dandy Walker Malformation (DWM), Chiari Malformation and hydrocephalus ...
Hydrocephalus is a condition characterized by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the ventricles of ... Home Health Conditions and Diseases Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Print. Overview. ... Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a form of communicating hydrocephalus that can strike people at any age, but it is most ... How is hydrocephalus diagnosed?. Once a type of hydrocephalus is suspected by a primary physician, one or more of the following ...
... and treatment of hydrocephalus. The present volume contains the proceedings of the International Symposium on ... Neurotransmitter Changes in Hydrocephalus: Effects of Cerebral Metabolic Activator on Kaolin-Induced Hydrocephalus ... and treatment of hydrocephalus. The present volume contains the proceedings of the International Symposium on "Hydrocephalus" ... We sincerely hope that this volume will contribute to improving the treat- ment for hydrocephalus. August 1991 The Editors V ...
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a clinical symptom complex characterized by abnormal gait, urinary incontinence, and ... Drugs & Diseases , Neurology , Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Q&A How is normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) characterized?. ... Symptomatic congenital hydrocephalus in the elderly simulating normal pressure hydrocephalus. Neurology. 1989 Dec. 39(12):1596- ... encoded search term (How is normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) characterized?) and How is normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) ...
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a type of dementia, related to Alzheimers disease. Learn about NPH causes, signs and ... Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a brain disorder in which excess cerebrospinal fluid ... Hydrocephalus Association provides support, education and advocacy for people whose with hydrocephalus, their families and the ... About Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Normal pressure hydrocephalus occurs when excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the ...
There have been few systematic behavioral studies in normal pressure hydrocephalus despite the fact that cognitive decline is a ... There have been few systematic behavioral studies in normal pressure hydrocephalus despite the fact that cognitive decline is a ... Thomsen AM, Børgesen SE, Bruhn P, Gjerris F (1986) Prognosis of dementia in normal pressure hydrocephalus after a shunt ... Neuropsychological Test Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Neuropsychological Test Score Concomitant Decline Control Oral Word ...
Definition of thrombotic hydrocephalus. Provided by Stedmans medical dictionary and Drugs.com. Includes medical terms and ... thrombotic hydrocephalus. Definition: increase in cerebrospinal fluid and of intracranial pressure following thrombosis of the ...
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Hydrocephalus can be defined broadly as a disturbance of formation, flow, or absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that leads ... Acute hydrocephalus occurs over days, subacute hydrocephalus occurs over weeks, and chronic hydrocephalus occurs over months or ... encoded search term (Hydrocephalus) and Hydrocephalus What to Read Next on Medscape. Related Conditions and Diseases. * ... Clinical features of hydrocephalus are influenced by the patients age, the cause of the hydrocephalus, the location of the ...
Hydrocephalus. What is hydrocephalus?. A baby with hydrocephalus has extra fluid in and around the brain. This fluid is called ... What causes hydrocephalus?. Hydrocephalus is rare. It may be caused by any of these problems:. *The fluid is blocked from ... Key points about hydrocephalus. *A baby with hydrocephalus has extra cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the brain. The babys ... You may also need testing during pregnancy to check for hydrocephalus.. How can I help my child live with hydrocephalus?. ...
Hydrocephalus - Shunt Obstruction. Shunt obstruction is a major problem in treatment as 85% of shunts fail within ten years of ... The image on the right shows of a portion of a cell mass collected from a hydrocephalus shunt implanted in a rabbit for ... Brain Imaging - Mouse Models of Dandy Walker Malformation (DWM), Chiari Malformation and hydrocephalus ... Neural Development - Mouse Models of Dandy Walker Malformation (DWM), Chiari Malformation and hydrocephalus ...
Normal pressure hydrocephalus is excess cerebrospinal fluid buildup in the brain ventricles. It may develop from infection , ... Home Health Conditions and Diseases Hydrocephalus Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Facebook Twitter ... This can lead to a normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).. What causes normal pressure hydrocephalus?. The cause of excess fluid ... How is normal pressure hydrocephalus diagnosed?. Your medical team may need to do a number of tests to confirm NPH, such as:. * ...
Hydrocephalus isnt a preventable condition. However, there are ways to potentially reduce the risk of hydrocephalus:. *If ... Hydrocephalus present at birth (congenital) or shortly after birth may occur because of any of the following:. *Abnormal ... Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size ... Hydrocephalus can happen at any age, but it occurs more frequently among infants and adults 60 and over. Surgical treatment for ...
I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus a bit later in life than most patients with it, I was diagnosed at age 12 (1999). Last year ... I have had hydrocephalus since I was 3 weeks old and a VP shunt since I was 2 months old. I have had two revisions the first in ... I have had hydrocephalus since I was 3 weeks old and a VP shunt since I was 2 months old. I have had two revisions the first in ... i had a shunt fitted when i was 3 months old because my mam was told i have hydrocephalus everything went fine and now im 18 ...
  • Hydrocephalus can usually be treated using a shunt, a thin tube that's surgically implanted in the brain and drains away the excess fluid. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Hydrocephalus is typically treated by the surgical placement of a shunt system. (wikipedia.org)
  • The database contained computerized pressure recordings from 2100 infusion studies (either lumbar or intraventricular) or overnight ICP monitoring sessions in patients suffering from hydrocephalus of various types (both communicating and noncommunicating), origins, and stages of management (shunt or no shunt). (medscape.com)
  • The treatment of hydrocephalus is surgical shunt placement. (medhelp.org)
  • We were said it is due to acquired hydrocephalus ( moderate hydrocephalus non-obstructing ) and placed a shunt on 24th September,2012. (medhelp.org)
  • In this chapter the authors review a series of 802 children with hydrocephalus of different etiologies, treated by ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement between 1980 and 1990, with a mean follow-up period of 8 years. (springer.com)
  • Faulhauer K, Schmitz P (1978) Overdrainage phenomena in shunt treated hydrocephalus. (springer.com)
  • Once a type of hydrocephalus is suspected by a primary physician, one or more of the following tests are usually recommended to confirm the diagnosis and assess the person's candidacy for shunt treatment . (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The only available treatment for hydrocephalus is the surgical implantation of a shunt, a device that channels CSF sway from the brain to another part of the body where it can be absorbed. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Marmarou A, Young HF, Aygok GA. Estimated incidence of normal pressure hydrocephalus and shunt outcome in patients residing in assisted-living and extended-care facilities. (medscape.com)
  • Alzheimer's disease comorbidity in normal pressure hydrocephalus: prevalence and shunt response. (medscape.com)
  • Thomsen AM, Børgesen SE, Bruhn P, Gjerris F (1986) Prognosis of dementia in normal pressure hydrocephalus after a shunt operation. (springer.com)
  • The image on the right shows of a portion of a cell mass collected from a hydrocephalus shunt implanted in a rabbit for studying cell growth dynamics. (washington.edu)
  • The image below shows a photograph of the end of a ventricular shunt showing one of four rows of holes that provide drainage of cerebral spinal fluid after implant into a brain ventricle of a patient with hydrocephalus. (washington.edu)
  • I have had hydrocephalus since I was 3 weeks old and a VP shunt since I was 2 months old. (medhelp.org)
  • The most common treatment for hydrocephalus is the surgical insertion of a drainage system, called a shunt. (mayoclinic.org)
  • People who have hydrocephalus usually need a shunt system for the rest of their lives, and regular monitoring is required. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Catheters are an important part of managing hydrocephalus, and certain patient populations are at greater risk of developing shunt infections . (medtronic.com)
  • They offer information on different types of hydrocephalus, and an explanation of the most common form of treatment, shunt systems that regulate the balance of production and absorption of cerebrospinal fluid, diverting the extra CSF to an area where it can be absorbed. (bellaonline.com)
  • Non-invasive tool may be instrumental in evaluating elevated ICP - a symptom of hydrocephalus and shunt malfunction. (hydroassoc.org)
  • How Does a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Treat Hydrocephalus? (reference.com)
  • A ventriculoperitoneal shunt treats hydrocephalus because it drains cerebrospinal fluid and relieves the excess pressure on the brain, MedlinePlus explains. (reference.com)
  • Future Market Insights foresees significant growth opportunities in hydrocephalus shunt market, considering the new-age development of smart shunt technology, while delivering advance diagnosis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), control, and communication, on the basis of sensors, telemetry, and feedback controls. (openpr.com)
  • Increasing focus on developing such smart shunt technology, is anticipated to prove favorable for the hydrocephalus shunt market-showcasing an otherwise sluggish landscape through the forecast period of 2018-2028, as per FMI's analysis. (openpr.com)
  • The research intelligence report offers a deep-dive view of the global hydrocephalus shunt market-predicted to expand at a rather sluggish rate of 2.3 percent, reaching a valuation of US$ 498.6 Mn in 2020. (openpr.com)
  • Stringent regulatory policies is a key factor severely impacting the growth of hydrocephalus shunt market. (openpr.com)
  • Moreover, such risks and complications often result in a number of hydrocephalus shunt revision surgeries, further creating a notable demand for hydrocephalus shunt. (openpr.com)
  • Within the Hydrocephalus valves type, adjustable pressure valves is likely to witness maximum adoption in hydrocephalus shunt surgeries. (openpr.com)
  • By age group, pediatrics and infants segment will report maximum adoption of hydrocephalus shunt. (openpr.com)
  • Ventriculoperitoneal will remain the most preferred procedure, pushing maximum revenue in the global hydrocephalus shunt. (openpr.com)
  • Considering the complexity of hydrocephalus shunting along with adjustments of cerebrospinal fluid draining, manufacturers of hydrocephalus shunts are increasingly introducing programmable and anti-siphon shunt valves-aimed at regulating drainage pressure and flow. (openpr.com)
  • In the highly consolidated hydrocephalus shunt market, product and pricing power lies in the hand of top three players-reigning over nearly 84 percent of the total revenue share in the global hydrocephalus shunt market. (openpr.com)
  • Prompt treatment - which commonly involves a shunt procedure to drain excess fluid - typically allows babies and children with hydrocephalus to recover and live full, active lives. (rush.edu)
  • The current treatment for Hydrocephalus involves the use of a shunt system to divert the flow of fluid to another part of the body. (rainbowkids.com)
  • The presence of acute hydrocephalus after subarachnoid hemorrhage is associated with additional morbidity and higher mortality secondary to rebleeding, to cerebral infarction or to shunt infection. (biomedsearch.com)
  • To evaluate the outcome of patients with suspected normal pressure hydrocephalus at 6 months and 5 years after shunt surgery. (nih.gov)
  • Patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus benefit from shunt surgery for at least 5 years. (nih.gov)
  • Implanting a shunt or endoscopically reducing intracranial pressure and reducing fluid production are equally effective in treating infants with hydrocephalus caused by brain infections, according to an international team of researchers, but endoscopy may have fewer down-the-line complications. (eurekalert.org)
  • The standard procedure to treat hydrocephalus has been surgical implantation of a shunt. (eurekalert.org)
  • How well does a shunt operation work for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)? (webmd.com)
  • Do shunt operations work for everyone with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)? (webmd.com)
  • Chapter Two details treatment options for hydrocephalus, including the traditional use of surgery for placement of a shunt as well as more experimental methods. (novapublishers.com)
  • At Northwestern University a new wearable shunt monitor has been developed that may revolutionize how people with hydrocephalus are cared for. (medgadget.com)
  • The most common treatment for hydrocephalus is surgery to put in a shunt, which is a tube that helps drain fluid from the brain. (rainbowkids.com)
  • The standard treatment for hydrocephalus is a shunt. (teenhealth.org)
  • Included are depictions of a patient with hydrocephalus and various treatment modalities including insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. (eurekalert.org)
  • It's thought hydrocephalus present at birth (congenital hydrocephalus) may be the result of a brain defect restricting the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). (www.nhs.uk)
  • Hydrocephalus is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the hollow places inside the brain . (kidshealth.org)
  • Hydrocephalus , accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain , causing progressive enlargement of the head. (britannica.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • 0.01) and resistance to cerebrospinal fluid outflow (R = 0.22) but does not seem to be correlated with cerebrospinal elasticity, dilation of ventricles, or severity of hydrocephalus (NPH score). (medscape.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition in which the cerebrospinal fluid gets abnormally accumulated in the brain cavities. (medhelp.org)
  • In the case of people suffering from hydrocephalus there is the problem that raised internal pressure of the brain occurring because of excessive cerebrospinal fluid leads to serious problems for the people affected. (google.co.uk)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a rise in the amount of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain that affects brain function. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Often referred to as "water on the brain", hydrocephalus is a disorder in which an abnormal volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates in the cranial cavity because of an imbalance between fluid production and absorption. (washington.edu)
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition characterized by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the ventricles of the brain. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • First described by Hakim in 1965, NPH describes hydrocephalus in the absence of papilledema and with normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressure on lumbar puncture . (medscape.com)
  • Hakim S, Adams RD. The special clinical problem of symptomatic hydrocephalus with normal cerebrospinal fluid pressure. (medscape.com)
  • Bech-Azeddine R, Hogh P, Juhler M, Gjerris F, Waldemar G. Idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus: clinical comorbidity correlated with cerebral biopsy findings and outcome of cerebrospinal fluid shunting. (medscape.com)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a brain disorder in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain's ventricle, causing thinking and reasoning problems, difficulty walking and loss of bladder control. (alz.org)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus occurs when excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain's ventricles, which are hollow fluid-filled chambers. (alz.org)
  • Hydrocephalus can be defined broadly as a disturbance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) formation, flow, or absorption, leading to an increase in volume occupied by this fluid in the central nervous system (CNS). (medscape.com)
  • Hydrocephalus, or "water on the brain," is the buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the brain. (rexhealth.com)
  • But the pressure of too much cerebrospinal fluid associated with hydrocephalus can damage brain tissues and cause a range of impairments in brain function. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Surgical treatment for hydrocephalus can restore and maintain normal cerebrospinal fluid levels in the brain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Hydrocephalus is caused by an imbalance between how much cerebrospinal fluid is produced and how much is absorbed into the bloodstream. (mayoclinic.org)
  • For communicating (non-obstructive) hydrocephalus, the cerebrospinal fluid may be drained from the brain ventricles or from the lumbar spine to another cavity of the body (usually the peritoneal cavity). (medtronic.com)
  • Hydrocephalus shunting involves the implantation of two catheters and flow control valve system to drain the excess accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain's ventricles (or the lumbar subarachnoid space) to another part of the body where it can be absorbed. (medtronic.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities in the brain called ventricles, where there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. (researchamerica.org)
  • Traditionally, hydrocephalus has been described as a disease characterized by increased intracranial pressure (ICP), increased cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume, and dilatation of the CSF spaces known as cerebral ventricles. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is the result of an imbalance between the formation and drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Disorders of cerebrospinal fluid production: This is the less common form of hydrocephalus resulting from tumors that secrete cerebrospinal fluid in excess of its absorption. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has an excellent Fact Sheet about hydrocephalus that explains how excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a baby or child's brain causes an abnormal widening of spaces in the brain, creating potentially harmful pressure on the brain tissues. (bellaonline.com)
  • The Hydrocephalus Association is a national, non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy for families, individuals and professionals dealing with the complex issues of hydrocephalus, the abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain. (rarediseases.org)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers in Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus," International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease , vol. 2011, Article ID 312526, 6 pages, 2011. (hindawi.com)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a condition that is caused by an abnormal build up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles (cavities or spaces) of the brain. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Hydrocephalus (sometimes called "water on the brain") is a brain condition that happens when cerebrospinal fluid - the clear, watery fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord - is unable to drain from the brain. (rchsd.org)
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the skull and puts pressure on the brain tissue. (rarediseases.org)
  • The medical term for this is hydrocephalus, and the liquid is not water, but cerebrospinal fluid. (mercy.net)
  • Babies with hydrocephalus have excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in and around their brain. (mercy.net)
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up within the ventricles (fluid-containing cavities) of the brain and may increase pressure within the head. (aans.org)
  • In hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid builds up inside the skull and increases pressure on the brain. (eurekalert.org)
  • Professor Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, is the co-principal investigator on a study that illustrates how the domino effect of one genetic error can contribute to excessive cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brains of mice -- a disorder known as hydrocephalus. (eurekalert.org)
  • Hydrocephalus can be damaging when excessive cerebrospinal fluid widens spaces between ventricles and creates pressure to brain tissue. (eurekalert.org)
  • Most of the time, hydrocephalus is caused by some sort of physical blockage of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, so called obstructive hydrocephalus. (eurekalert.org)
  • This monograph is comprised of seven chapters, each of which discusses hydrocephalus, a chronic neurological condition caused by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within cavities of the brain. (novapublishers.com)
  • Hydrocephalus occurs due to a blockage in the transmission of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in either the ventricles or subarachnoid space. (spie.org)
  • Hydrocephalus is a brain condition that happens when cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) - the clear, watery fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord - can't drain from the brain. (teenhealth.org)
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is an excessive amount of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in chambers of the brain known as ventricles. (eurekalert.org)
  • We investigated gait performance utilizing a quantitative gait analysis for 2 groups: (1) idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) patients who had a positive response to the cerebrospinal fluid tap test (CSFTT) and (2) healthy controls. (nature.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. (novapublishers.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is an abnormal expansion of cavities (ventricles) within the brain that is caused by the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is the result of an imbalance between the formation and drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid that causes the ventricles in the brain to become enlarged with little or no increase in pressure. (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • Hydrocephalus can occur if the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is blocked, if the body produces too much CSF, or if there is a problem with the arachnoid villi which stops CSF being absorbed into the blood. (headway.org.uk)
  • Older children with hydrocephalus usually complain of headache . (kidshealth.org)
  • Infants and young children with hydrocephalus have abnormally large heads because the pressure of the fluid in the brain has caused the individual skull bones-which have not fused with each other yet-to bulge outward at their juncture points. (britannica.com)
  • Most children with hydrocephalus who survive for 1 year will have a fairly normal lifespan. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Children with hydrocephalus are often known in having the difficulty in understanding the concepts within conversation and tend to use words they know or have heard. (wikipedia.org)
  • The incidence of epilepsy among children with hydrocephalus is well recognized. (springer.com)
  • Because of the country's high numbers of children with hydrocephalus, doctors, including Dr. David Limbrick of St. Louis Children's Hospital, traveled to Uganda so they could learn the technique. (hydroassoc.org)
  • Note that the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for NPH are different than those for children with hydrocephalus. (uclahealth.org)
  • The Dandy-Walker malformation accounts for two to 10 percent of children with hydrocephalus. (chop.edu)
  • Children with hydrocephalus can also experience learning delays, hormonal imbalances, seizures, and hearing and vision issues. (rainbowkids.com)
  • The long-term prognosis for children with hydrocephalus depends on the severity and treatment. (rainbowkids.com)
  • Young children with hydrocephalus also may miss developmental milestones or slip back to earlier developmental stages. (teenhealth.org)
  • Congenital hydrocephalus is when a baby is born with excess fluid on the brain. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Many babies born with hydrocephalus (congenital hydrocephalus) have permanent brain damage. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Brain scans, such as CT scans and MRI scans , can be used to diagnose congenital and acquired hydrocephalus. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Hydrocephalus present at birth (congenital hydrocephalus) can be caused by certain health conditions, such as spina bifida . (www.nhs.uk)
  • In many cases of congenital hydrocephalus the cause is unknown. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Congenital hydrocephalus is typically caused by malformations of structures in the ventricles, including the ducts through which CSF flows. (britannica.com)
  • Congenital hydrocephalus also can be caused by prenatal toxoplasmosis infection. (britannica.com)
  • Congenital hydrocephalus occurs in roughly two or three out of every 1,000 live births. (britannica.com)
  • Hydrocephalus may be also be classified as congenital or acquired. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Congenital hydrocephalus is present at birth and may be caused by either events or influences that occur during fetal development, or genetic abnormalities. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • In rare cases, congenital hydrocephalus may not cause symptoms in childhood but only manifest in adulthood and may be associated with aqueductal stenosis. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Symptomatic congenital hydrocephalus in the elderly simulating normal pressure hydrocephalus. (medscape.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is most often present at birth (congenital) and is usually noticeable within the first 9 months of life. (rexhealth.com)
  • Conditions responsible for hydrocephalus in a fetus include infantile congenital (present at birth) hydrocephalus, hydrocephalus associated with encephalocele or myelomeningocele, posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in newborns, and postmeningitic hydrocephalus. (encyclopedia.com)
  • When cases of spina bifida are included, congenital hydrocephalus occurs in two to five births per 1,000 births. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Congenital hydrocephalus is thought to be caused by a complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The origin of hydrocephalus in congenital cases is unknown. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Congenital hydrocephalus is classified to ICD-9-CM code 742.3. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • If the narrowing is due to a congenital anomaly, this will be considered a congenital hydrocephalus (742.3). (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Hydrocephalus may be present at birth (congenital) or may develop over time as a result of injury or disease (acquired). (nih.gov)
  • If a child is born with hydrocephalus, it is called congenital hydrocephalus. (healthdirect.gov.au)
  • In children, hydrocephalus is typically a congenital condition caused by genetic and fetal development disorders. (rush.edu)
  • Hydrocephalus is one of the most common congenital anomalies affecting the nervous system, occurring with an incidence of 0.3 to 2.5 per 1,000 live births. (chop.edu)
  • Fetal hydrocephalus is also commonly associated with congenital malformation syndromes. (chop.edu)
  • Although the exact cause of the lesions was not found all findings suggested a hydrocephalus of possible traumatic, infectious or congenital hypoplasia origin. (bioone.org)
  • Congenital hydrocephalus means a baby is born with the condition. (teenhealth.org)
  • The causes of hydrocephalus are numerous, and the disorder can be congenital or acquired. (eurekalert.org)
  • Included were patients with congenital or acquired hydrocephalus as well as communicating or non-communicating hydrocephalus. (eurekalert.org)
  • ICD-9 code 742.3 for Congenital hydrocephalus is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -CONGENITAL ANOMALIES (740-759). (aapc.com)
  • There are two main varieties of hydrocephalus: congenital and acquired. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • An obstruction of the cerebral aqueduct (aqueductal stenosis) is the most frequent cause of congenital hydrocephalus. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The different types of hydrocephalus can be congenital, acquired or idiopathic. (headway.org.uk)
  • Congenital hydrocephalus - When hydrocephalus is caused by congenital birth defects the symptoms normally present themselves in childhood. (headway.org.uk)
  • Different types of hydrocephalus can cause specific symptoms. (www.nhs.uk)
  • What are the different types of hydrocephalus? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • causes of dementia are degenerative neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, vascular disorders, traumatic brain injuries, infections of the central nervous system, long-time alcohol or drug use, and certain types of hydrocephalus (webmd.com). (bartleby.com)
  • The two major types of hydrocephalus are called communicating hydrocephalus and non-communicating hydrocephalus. (nih.gov)
  • Types of hydrocephalus occurs due to blockage in the pathway of CSF. (hpathy.com)
  • Types of hydrocephalus occurs due to disturbance in production and absorption of CSF. (hpathy.com)
  • The flow of CSF is blocked (called obstructive hydrocephalus ). (kidshealth.org)
  • Hydrocephalus may be described as either communicating, in which the obstruction to the flow of CSF occurs outside the brain ventricles, or noncommunicating (also called obstructive hydrocephalus), in which the obstruction to the flow of CSF occurs within the ventricles. (britannica.com)
  • An alternative treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus is endoscopic third ventriculostomy but it may not be applicable to all patients depending upon internal anatomy of brain. (medhelp.org)
  • Non-communicating hydrocephalus - also called obstructive hydrocephalus - occurs when the flow of CSF is blocked along one or more of the narrow passages connecting the ventricles. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Noncommunicating obstructive hydrocephalus caused by obstruction of the foramina of Luschka and Magendie. (medscape.com)
  • For the treatment of non-communicating (obstructive) hydrocephalus, one catheter must be inserted into the brain's ventricle. (medtronic.com)
  • Noncommunicating hydrocephalus may be documented as obstructive hydrocephalus (331.4) and occurs when the flow of CSF is blocked along one or more of the narrow passages connecting the ventricles. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • One common cause of obstructive hydrocephalus is aqueductal stenosis. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • The most common form of isolated, obstructive hydrocephalus is so-called "aqueductal stenosis," which is the blockage of CSF passage through the aqueduct of Sylvius. (chop.edu)
  • The term non-obstructive hydrocephalus is also used. (headway.org.uk)
  • It is also known as obstructive hydrocephalus. (headway.org.uk)
  • The surgery used to treat hydrocephalus can sometimes cause complications. (www.nhs.uk)
  • At Seattle Children's Research Institute - Center for Integrative Brain Research, synergy and a collaborative atmosphere generate new ideas to understand and treat hydrocephalus. (washington.edu)
  • One of two surgical treatments may be used to treat hydrocephalus. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Shunts have been used to treat hydrocephalus for more than 50 years. (medtronic.com)
  • Though treatment is often helpful, it may take multiple surgeries to treat hydrocephalus. (nih.gov)
  • It's important to treat hydrocephalus right away. (teenhealth.org)
  • Shunts can be used to treat hydrocephalus from any cause. (teenhealth.org)
  • In infants, hydrocephalus causes the fontanelle (soft spot) to bulge and the head to be larger than expected. (medlineplus.gov)
  • citation needed] In infants with hydrocephalus, CSF builds up in the central nervous system (CNS), causing the fontanelle (soft spot) to bulge and the head to be larger than expected. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hydrocephalus can happen at any age, but it occurs more frequently among infants and adults 60 and over. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Dr. Jay Riva-Cambrin of Alberta Children's Hospital is featured in Calgary Metro for his use of the Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy with Choroid Plexus Cauterization in infants born with hydrocephalus. (hydroassoc.org)
  • Hydrocephalus can occur at any age but is more common in infants and older patients. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Common signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus in infants include a bulging or larger-than-expected soft spot on the top of the head, eyes fixed downward, vomiting, sleepiness, irritability, and seizures. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Hydrocephalus can affect anyone at any age but is most common in infants and older adults. (nih.gov)
  • Schiff and colleagues tracked 696 hydrocephalus cases in Ugandan infants between the years 2000 and 2005. (independent.co.ug)
  • While the researchers have not yet characterized the full spectrum of bacteria causing hydrocephalus in so many infants, they note that environmental conditions affect conditions supporting bacterial growth, and that the amount of rain can quench bacterial infections. (independent.co.ug)
  • It is estimated that every year more than 100,000 infants develop hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa. (tudelft.nl)
  • In infants, whose head bones are not yet fused, hydrocephalus can enlarge and deform the shape of the skull. (eurekalert.org)
  • Because premature infants with intraventricular hemorrhage and shunted hydrocephalus often have preexisting neurologic abnormalities, dilation may produce clinically undetected further neurologic damage. (aappublications.org)
  • The authors of this supplement, the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines Task Force, state, "pediatric hydrocephalus is the most common surgically correctable neurological problem in infants, children, and adolescents. (eurekalert.org)
  • Under the auspices of the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Task Force conducted systematic reviews of the literature describing the current effectiveness of hydrocephalus treatments in infants, children, and adolescents. (eurekalert.org)
  • Irritability is the most common sign of hydrocephalus in infants. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • When hydrocephalus occurs in infants, fusion of the skull bones is prevented. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Read more about the complications of surgery for hydrocephalus . (www.nhs.uk)
  • The most common cause of acquired hydrocephalus is the development of a lesion in the brain, which may result from a tumour , stroke , or complications of head injuries. (britannica.com)
  • Hydrocephalus that is present from birth can cause long-term complications with speech and language. (wikipedia.org)
  • Governale LS, Fein N, Logsdon J, Black PM. Techniques and complications of external lumbar drainage for normal pressure hydrocephalus. (medscape.com)
  • What are possible complications from the shunts or surgery for hydrocephalus? (uhhospitals.org)
  • What are the complications of normal pressure hydrocephalus? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Some people with hydrocephalus, particularly children, may need additional treatment, depending on the severity of long-term complications of hydrocephalus. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Complications of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) treatment are those associated with any surgical procedure. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Surgery transforms the prognosis of hydrocephalus, but the number of post-operative complications creates new problems. (nih.gov)
  • Once hydrocephalus develops, ventricular size is not related to the clinical status of the patient, nor to the associated complications. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The Task Force examined relevant peer-reviewed articles published between January 1966 and March 2012 that describe current hydrocephalus treatments, treatment-related complications, and strategies to avoid or manage those complications. (eurekalert.org)
  • In rare cases communicating hydrocephalus arises from overproduction of CSF and thus does not involve a blockage of flow of the fluid. (britannica.com)
  • Hydrocephalus occurs due to either blockage of these foramens or overproduction of CSF. (medhelp.org)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus is an abnormal increase of CSF in the brain's ventricles due to the gradual blockage of the CSF-draining pathways. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Communicating hydrocephalus is caused by a blockage of CSF after it leaves the ventricles. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus results from the gradual blockage of the CSF-draining pathways in the brain. (aans.org)
  • If there's a blockage in any of the ventricles, or something disturbs the recycling, CSF backs up and causes hydrocephalus. (teenhealth.org)
  • Hydrocephalus may result from either impaired reabsorption or the production of CSF (communicating hydrocephalus) or blockage of CSF flow (non-communicating hydrocephalus). (novapublishers.com)
  • Communicating hydrocephalus occurs despite the fact that there is no obvious blockage or obstruction in the flow of CSF. (headway.org.uk)
  • Non-communicating hydrocephalus occurs when there is a blockage in the flow of CSF. (headway.org.uk)
  • Arrested hydrocephalus can occur in people who have a minor blockage in the CSF flow. (headway.org.uk)
  • Albright A, Haines S, Taylor F (1988) Function of parietal and frontal shunts in childhood hydrocephalus. (springer.com)
  • Additionally, demand for hydrocephalus shunts is slated to increase given the increasing number of government and private initiatives to spread awareness vis-à-vis hydrocephalus. (openpr.com)
  • Treatment often involves insertion and monitoring of hydrocephalus shunts that help divert fluid from the head to another part of the body. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The causes of hydrocephalus (excess fluid in the brain) are poorly understood. (www.nhs.uk)
  • In hydrocephalus the fluid accumulates in the two large lateral ventricles, and the brain and skull become enlarged because of the accumulation of fluid. (britannica.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Hydrocephalus is due to a problem with the flow of the fluid that surrounds the brain. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Hydrocephalus is a buildup of spinal fluid inside the fluid chambers of the brain. (medlineplus.gov)
  • When the circulatory path of the CSF is blocked, fluid begins to accumulate, causing the ventricles to enlarge and the pressure inside the head to increase, resulting in hydrocephalus. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • A baby with hydrocephalus has extra fluid in and around the brain. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Shunting is the most common treatment for anyone with hydrocephalus (excess fluid buildup in the ventricles of the brain). (medtronic.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is the result of the excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In communicating hydrocephalus, the CSF circulation pathways are competent from the ventricles inside of the brain to the fluid spaces just below the third ventricle. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is the buildup of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (331.5), also documented as normal pressure hydrocephalus, results from excess CSF that affects brain function, but the fluid pressure usually is normal. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is too much fluid in the brain. (epnet.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is an abnormal buildup of fluid in the ventricles (cavities) deep within the brain. (nih.gov)
  • Hydrocephalus causes a buildup of fluid in the ventricles of the brain, leading to an increase in pressure in the skull, reports Medical News Today. (reference.com)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) involves enlargement of the ventricles, which are cerebro spinal fluid (CSF)-filled spaces within the brain. (uclahealth.org)
  • Hydrocephalus - literally "water on the brain" - is characterized by the build-up of the fluid that is normally within and surrounding the brain, leading to brain swelling. (independent.co.ug)
  • Treatment for fluid on the brain, or hydrocephalus, involves draining the fluid and redirecting its flow away from the brain, according to Healthline. (reference.com)
  • Mercy neonatologists treat babies with hydrocephalus with the goal of reducing pressure inside the skull and draining the excess fluid. (mercy.net)
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition caused by fluid build-up in the brain. (healthdirect.gov.au)
  • If someone has symptoms of hydrocephalus, tests can be done to check for extra fluid in the brain. (healthdirect.gov.au)
  • Although hydrocephalus often is described as "water on the brain," the "water" is actually CSF - a clear fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. (aans.org)
  • Ventricular shunting involves placement of a thin tube into the ventricles of the brain to drain fluid and relieve hydrocephalus. (chop.edu)
  • Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of spinal fluid in the brain, once informally called "water on the brain. (rainbowkids.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition in which excessive accumulation of fluid that builds up in your brain. (hpathy.com)
  • In hydrocephalus, too much fluid builds up, causing abnormal enlargement of the cavities in the brain (ventricles) that contain CSF. (hpathy.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is a condition that causes the fluid inside of the head to build up, causing pressure inside of the head to increase and the skull bones to expand to a larger than normal size. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Hydrocephalus occurs when the fluid in the brain cannot drain away into the bloodstream because the normal pathways are blocked. (rainbowkids.com)
  • Hydrocephalus (also called "water on the brain") can make babies' and young children's heads swell to make room for the excess fluid. (teenhealth.org)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus diagnosis based on quantitative study of cerebro-spinal fluid and blood flow by phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • noun In pathology , an accumulation of serous fluid within the cranial cavity, either in the subdural space (external hydrocephalus) or in the ventricles (internal hydrocephalus). (wordnik.com)
  • Fluid on the brain, you know, can also refer to a condition known as hydrocephalus , which is just normal fluid on the brain. (wordnik.com)
  • Valerie, who suffered from a buildup of brain fluid called hydrocephalus , died in 2007. (wordnik.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is caused by a buildup of fluid inside the skull, which can increase pressure and cause damage to the brain. (headway.org.uk)
  • This type of hydrocephalus can be difficult to diagnose because it develops over a long period of time so the fluid pressure in the brain may not appear to be high. (headway.org.uk)
  • Communicating hydrocephalus occurs when the flow of CSF is blocked after it exits the ventricles. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • In adults, the causes of hydrocephalus include brain damage due to stroke or injury, Alzheimer's disease, or obstruction of the ventricles. (encyclopedia.com)
  • With hydrocephalus the ventricles, or spaces, become enlarged. (epnet.com)
  • Reduced flow and absorption of CSF into specialized blood vessels called arachnoid villi can also result in a buildup of CSF in the ventricles and communicating hydrocephalus. (nih.gov)
  • The differences between NPH and other forms of hydrocephalus is that even though there is a larger than normal amount of CSF, the pressure inside the ventricles remains the same. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Distinguishing between the "ballooning" ventricles of hydrocephalus and enlargement of the ventricles due to loss of brain tissue, or atrophy, can be difficult. (uclahealth.org)
  • however, if taken off doxycycline at weaning, double-transgenic mice developed enlarged ventricles within 7 weeks, indicating that Ro1 expression also induces hydrocephalus in adults. (mendeley.com)
  • Traditionally, fetal hydrocephalus has been detected prenatally using sonographic measurements of the enlarged ventricles. (chop.edu)
  • For this hydrocephalus project, he joined fellow principal co-investigator, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD, professor of neurological surgery, and the Heather and Melanie Muss Endowed Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF, in conducting research that proved in mice that Dvl genes regulate the placement and polarity of cilia in ependymal cells that line the ventricles of the brain. (eurekalert.org)
  • CT scans are able to identify the enlarged ventricles that are typical of hydrocephalus. (swedish.org)
  • Hydrocephalus ex vacuo is the result of the ventricles enlarging to compensate for loss of brain tissue. (headway.org.uk)
  • Williams MA, Malm J. Diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In that case it is called idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Prevalence of probable idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus in a Norwegian population. (medscape.com)
  • Hiraoka K, Meguro K, Mori E. Prevalence of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus in the elderly population of a Japanese rural community. (medscape.com)
  • Tanaka N, Yamaguchi S, Ishikawa H, Ishii H, Meguro K. Prevalence of possible idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus in Japan: the Osaki-Tajiri project. (medscape.com)
  • Sasaki M, Honda S, Yuasa T, Iwamura A, Shibata E, Ohba H. Narrow CSF space at high convexity and high midline areas in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus detected by axial and coronal MRI. (medscape.com)
  • Diagnosis and management of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus: a prospective study in 151 patients. (medscape.com)
  • Idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) is an uncommon neurological disorder. (nature.com)
  • This type of hydrocephalus can affect individuals of all ages and may be caused by injury or disease. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Your surgeon will choose the valve based on your type of hydrocephalus and other medical conditions you may have. (medtronic.com)
  • This type of hydrocephalus is called 'noncommunicating. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • A third type of hydrocephalus, called 'normal pressure hydrocephalus,' is marked by ventricle enlargement without an apparent increase in CSF pressure. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Without treatment, up to 6 in 10 people with hydrocephalus will die. (medlineplus.gov)
  • People with hydrocephalus caused by tumors will often do very poorly. (medlineplus.gov)
  • With appropriate early treatment, however, many people with hydrocephalus lead normal lives with few limitations. (aans.org)
  • Caring and treating a patient with hydrocephalus involve engagement and acquire a deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and technical details. (intechopen.com)
  • The physical therapist performs pre and post intervention testing of function, balance, and gait disturbances typical of a patient with hydrocephalus. (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • Hydrocephalus most often occurs in children. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Hydrocephalus ex-vacuo occurs when stroke , degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease or other dementias or traumatic injury cause damage to the brain. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The incidence of acquired hydrocephalus in adults is not known because it occurs as a result of injury, illness, or environmental factors. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Hydrocephalus ex-vacuo occurs when a stroke or injury damages the brain, yielding a brain substance. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The number of people who develop hydrocephalus or who are currently living with it is difficult to establish since the condition occurs in children and adults, and can develop later in life. (nih.gov)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus most often occurs in people over age 60. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Hydrocephalus ex-vacuo occurs when a stroke or injury damages the brain and brain matter actually shrinks. (aans.org)
  • In the past, hydrocephalus was often referred to as water on the brain. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Hydrocephalus means "water on the brain. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Junior was born with hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, and this disability has given him a stutter, seizures, and physical deformities like a larger than average skull. (bartleby.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is sometimes referred to as water on the brain. (rush.edu)
  • I have an illness called hydrocephalus , which is like having water on the brain. (wordnik.com)
  • Slowly, he explained I had an unidentifiable mass in my brain causing a condition known as hydrocephalus , or "water on the brain. (wordnik.com)
  • Ines DF, Markand ON (1977) Epileptic seizures and abnormal electroencephalographic findings in hydrocephalus and their relation to the shunting procedures. (springer.com)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a clinical symptom complex characterized by abnormal gait, urinary incontinence, and dementia. (medscape.com)
  • Myelomeningocele, the most serious and most disabling type of spina bifida (an abnormal development of the spinal cord in babies), is one of the most common causes of hydrocephalus in children. (rush.edu)
  • The incidence of epilepsy was mainly related with the original cause of the hydrocephalus. (springer.com)
  • Clinical features of hydrocephalus are influenced by the patient's age, the cause of the hydrocephalus, the location of the obstruction, its duration, and its rapidity of onset. (medscape.com)
  • Surgery cannot cure the underlying cause of the hydrocephalus, but can treat the symptoms by decreasing the pressure inside the head. (rchsd.org)
  • Shine, the spina bifida and hydrocephalus charity, can provide you with details about local support groups and organisations. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada strives to be the leading national voluntary health organization, setting the standard for education, public awareness and research of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. (canadahelps.org)
  • We aspire to reduce the incidence of spina bifida and hydrocephalus and to promote independence of people living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. (canadahelps.org)
  • According to the British Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, in very rare circumstances, hydrocephalus is due to hereditary factors, which might affect future generations. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • We analyzed these mice in an effort to develop a new model of hydrocephalus that will further our understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease. (mendeley.com)
  • Background: A vascular disease could be involved in pathophysiology of normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH). (diva-portal.org)
  • The role of morphological changes in the pathophysiology of hydrocephalus if briefly commented upon in relation to certain aspects of human hydrocephalus. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Knowledge on the etiology and pathophysiology of hydrocephalus is important for the prevention and treatment of this disease. (novapublishers.com)
  • This study discovered a new model of hydrocephalus in which the rate of pathogenesis can be controlled enabling the study of the pathogenesis of both juvenile and adult onset hydrocephalus. (mendeley.com)
  • The incidence of adult onset hydrocephalus is not known. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Di Rocco C, Iannelli A, Pallini R et al (1986) Epilepsy and its correlation with cerebral ventricular shunting procedures in infantile hydrocephalus. (springer.com)
  • However, hydrocephalus is not a single disease entity, as a wide number of underlying diseases are responsible for causing retention of CSF, resulting in ventricular dilatation and increased intracranial pressure (ICP). (encyclopedia.com)
  • It is important to distinguish hydrocephalus from ventricular enlargement or ventriculomegaly, which can also be caused by brain destruction and morphological maldevelopment. (chop.edu)
  • To determine the state of hydrocephalus, ventricular volume was estimated from segmenting anatomical images. (spie.org)
  • Therefore, brain imaging may be the first indication an adult has aqueductal stenosis and may develop arrested hydrocephalus. (swedish.org)
  • Results suggest that MRE is able to detect changes in the mechanical properties of brain tissue resulting from kaolin-induced hydrocephalus, indicating the need for further study. (spie.org)
  • In most of the cases, the onset was contemporary with the diagnosis of hydrocephalus. (springer.com)
  • Hydrocephalus that is not treated may cause death, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (reference.com)
  • Though a vast amount of research has been done by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN), it remains difficult to offer a clear prognosis for those with hydrocephalus. (rainbowkids.com)
  • In humans, hydrocephalus can cause a host of neurological ailments: impairment of balance and coordination, memory loss, headaches and blurred vision, and even damage to the brain. (eurekalert.org)
  • Despite the technological developments, treatment of hydrocephalus is still a challenge for every neurological surgeon. (intechopen.com)
  • The aim of this project is to provide a detailed and accessible information for every single discipline, not only for neurological surgeons, involved in the diagnosis and treatment of the patients with hydrocephalus. (intechopen.com)
  • Hydrocephalus ex-vacuo is another form of hydrocephalus that does not fit exactly into the categories mentioned above and primarily affects adults. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • MRE data was acquired in 18 female feline subjects, 12 of which received kaolin injections resulting in an acute form of hydrocephalus. (spie.org)
  • The moisture level clearly affects the number of cases of hydrocephalus in this region of East Africa. (independent.co.ug)
  • Idiopathic hydrocephalus - This means that there is no known cause and many cases of hydrocephalus, at any stage of life, appear despite no apparent obstruction or impairment of CSF reabsorption. (headway.org.uk)
  • The two most common adult forms of hydrocephalus are hydrocephalus ex-vacuo and normal pressure hydrocephalus. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Social workers in the Rush Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center can help you cope with the social and emotional challenges of having a baby with hydrocephalus. (rush.edu)
  • As a result, a baby with hydrocephalus will appear to have an oddly shaped head - usually much larger than other babies the same age. (teenhealth.org)
  • If you have a child with hydrocephalus, or if you've been diagnosed with the condition yourself, you may find it helpful to speak to other people affected by hydrocephalus. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Visiting nurses, social services, support groups, and local agencies can provide emotional support and help with the care of a child with hydrocephalus who has serious brain damage. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A child with hydrocephalus may have abnormally large head measurements. (rainbowkids.com)
  • Lastly, Chapter Seven details the rehabilitation process for patients who have undergone surgery for hydrocephalus. (novapublishers.com)
  • HA is proud to fund the AHCRN as they move research from bench to bedside to find new treatments, preventions and cures for adults living with hydrocephalus and NPH. (hydroassoc.org)
  • The concept of Generalizability in research studies is especially important for individuals living with hydrocephalus because there are so many different causes. (hydroassoc.org)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is an uncommon and poorly understood condition that most often affects people over the age of 60. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Hydrocephalus that develops in older people (normal pressure hydrocephalus) may also be the result of an infection, illness or injury, but in many cases it's not clear what causes the condition. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Older people can sometimes develop normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) after a brain injury, bleeding in the brain or an infection. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Another type, called normal pressure hydrocephalus , may occur in adults and older people. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus is estimated to affect about 5 per 100,000 people, with rates increasing with age. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Hakim's triad of gait instability, urinary incontinence, and dementia is a relatively typical manifestation of the distinct entity normal-pressure hydrocephalus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anderson M . Normal pressure hydrocephalus. (bmj.com)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a form of communicating hydrocephalus that can strike people at any age, but it is most common among the elderly. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • However, many people develop normal pressure hydrocephalus even when none of these factors are present for reasons that are unknown. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • How is normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) characterized? (medscape.com)
  • Aimard G, Vighetto A, Gabet JY, Bret P, Henry E. [Acetazolamide: an alternative to shunting in normal pressure hydrocephalus? (medscape.com)
  • MR volumetric changes after diagnostic CSF removal in normal pressure hydrocephalus. (medscape.com)
  • Comparison of Pcsf monitoring and controlled CSF drainage diagnose normal pressure hydrocephalus. (medscape.com)
  • The value of temporary external lumbar CSF drainage in predicting the outcome of shunting on normal pressure hydrocephalus. (medscape.com)
  • Screening tests for normal-pressure hydrocephalus: sensitivity, specificity, and cost. (medscape.com)
  • There is no single test to determine if someone has normal pressure hydrocephalus. (alz.org)
  • In some cases, normal pressure hydrocephalus is caused by other brain disorders such as hemorrhages, infections or inflammation. (alz.org)
  • Researchers have not found effective nonsurgical treatments for normal pressure hydrocephalus. (alz.org)
  • There have been few systematic behavioral studies in normal pressure hydrocephalus despite the fact that cognitive decline is a characteristic feature. (springer.com)
  • Graff-Radford N.R., Godersky J.C., Tranel D., Eslinger P.J., Jones M.P. (1989) Neuropsychological Testing in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. (springer.com)
  • This can lead to a normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Who is at risk for normal pressure hydrocephalus? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • How is normal pressure hydrocephalus diagnosed? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • How is normal pressure hydrocephalus treated? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus was found to be significantly more prevalent in males, and can occur in adults of any age group. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Communicating hydrocephalus is classified to code 331.3 and includes secondary normal pressure hydrocephalus. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH ) can be the result of bleeding in the brain's CSF (subarachnoid or intraventricular hemorrhage), head trauma, infection, tumor, or a complication of surgery. (nih.gov)
  • Normal-pressure hydrocephalus, the type of condition suffered by adults, that is diagnosed and treated early often leads to good recovery outcomes. (reference.com)
  • Normal-pressure hydrocephalus, occurring most often in people 50 years or older, usually results from a stroke or head injury. (reference.com)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is sometimes difficult to diagnosis because its symptoms are similar to other diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Who gets normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)? (clevelandclinic.org)
  • It is difficult to know how many people actually have normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) because its symptoms are similar to other diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease , or even the natural aging process itself. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The exact cause of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is not clear. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus (third ventriculostomy) is an option for some patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus. (uclahealth.org)
  • Even if treated, there is only a one-third chance of a child maintaining a normal life after post-infectious hydrocephalus develops, and that chance is dependent on whether the child has received the best treatment possible. (independent.co.ug)
  • All double transgenics developed hydrocephalus by postnatal day 15, whereas single-transgenic littermate controls appeared normal. (mendeley.com)
  • Experts believe that normal-pressure hydrocephalus accounts for five to six percent of all dementia cases. (aans.org)
  • Long-term outcome in patients with suspected normal pressure hydrocephalus. (nih.gov)
  • Seventy-five patients (mean age, 72.5 6 9 yr), with normal pressure hydrocephalus symptoms were included. (nih.gov)
  • What is the follow-up care for normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)? (webmd.com)
  • One very challenging aspect of managing a Hydrocephalus patient's condition is effectively maintaining a patient's CSF drainage to keep ICP within normal physiological ranges. (medgadget.com)
  • All of the mice with the defective gene developed the classic symptoms of hydrocephalus, whereas none of the littermates with the normal gene developed this condition. (innovations-report.com)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) - Mostly seen in elderly patients. (hpathy.com)
  • If the third ventricle is enlarged but the fourth ventricle is normal, the neurologist or neurosurgeon may order additional testing and imaging to confirm the diagnosis of arrested hydrocephalus. (swedish.org)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is often classified as a reversible cause of dementia. (voiceamerica.com)
  • Adult-onset normal pressure hydrocephalus describes those cases that occur in older adults (age 50 and older). (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • The syndrome of normal pressure hydrocephalus is usually characterized by complaints of gait disturbance (difficulty walking), mild dementia and impaired bladder control. (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) affects older people (average age 70-75) and is often categorized as a form of dementia. (headway.org.uk)
  • Proper recording, detection, and interpretation of ICP pulse waveforms provide clinically useful information about patients suffering from hydrocephalus. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with tumoral hydrocephalus were excluded. (springer.com)
  • I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus a bit later in life than most patients with it, I was diagnosed at age 12 (1999). (medhelp.org)
  • Offers services and resources to patients, their families and professionals including personal support and educational materials about hydrocephalus. (caregiver.org)
  • Hydrocephalus (HCP) is a common complication in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. (hindawi.com)
  • surgery however, remained inefficient, but some patients survived with arrested hydrocephalus. (nih.gov)
  • RESULTS: Acute hydrocephalus is present in 20% of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The Hydrocephalus Clinic at St. Louis Children's Hospital provides diagnosis and management for these patients from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Qualifying patients undergo testing to determine appropriateness of surgical intervention for the control of hydrocephalus . (lifebridgehealth.org)
  • The most common causes of hydrocephalus in acquired cases are tumor obstruction, trauma, intracranial hemorrhage, and infection. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Except for hydrocephalus secondary to physical obstruction of CSF passages within the brain or skull by blood or tumor, the exact causes of hydrocephalus are still not well understood. (nih.gov)
  • Endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus (third ventriculostomy) simply forms a detour at the base of the brain to bypass the obstruction. (uclahealth.org)
  • Conditions responsible for hydrocephalus in adults include hydrocephalus following subarachnoid hemorrhage, idiopathic adult hydrocephalus, and posttraumatic hydrocephalus. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Acute hydrocephalus after subarachnoid hemorrhage. (biomedsearch.com)
  • BACKGROUND: Acute hydrocephalus as a consequence of subarachnoid hemorrhage is a relatively frequent problem. (biomedsearch.com)
  • It is associated with more neurologic impairment and mortality than subarachnoid hemorrhage without hydrocephalus. (biomedsearch.com)
  • CONCLUSIONS: If a patient presents with subarachnoid hemorrhage accompanied by acute hydrocephalus and preserved level of consciousness, he/she should be carefully observed for the first 24 h. (biomedsearch.com)
  • If a patient presents with subarachnoid hemorrhage accompanied by acute hydrocephalus and depressed level of consciousness ventriculostomy should be immediately placed. (biomedsearch.com)
  • About one to two per 1,000 newborns have hydrocephalus. (wikipedia.org)
  • For every 1,000 babies born in this country, one to two will have hydrocephalus, and over 1 million people in the U.S. currently live with hydrocephalus. (researchamerica.org)
  • Overall incidence of infantile hydrocephalus is approximately one to two per 1,000 live births. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Some estimates report one to two of every 1,000 babies are born with hydrocephalus. (nih.gov)
  • Hydrocephalus is believed to occur in approximately one to two of every 1,000 live births. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The word hydrocephalus derives from the Greek words hydro , meaning water, and cephalus , meaning head. (encyclopedia.com)
  • What can I do to prevent hydrocephalus in my child? (uhhospitals.org)
  • There are no current guidelines to prevent hydrocephalus, but you can decrease your risk of developing it. (epnet.com)
  • There is no known way to prevent hydrocephalus. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • and (4) compression, increased intracranial pressure, and chronic hydrocephalus. (bartleby.com)
  • Documentation of chronic hydrocephalus also is indexed to code 742.3. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • To diagnose hydrocephalus, the physician will perform a thorough history and physical, and review the signs and symptoms. (fortherecordmag.com)
  • I recently met a family whose baby recently had brain surgery following a delayed diagnosis due to the symptoms of pediatric hydrocephalus being mistaken for other conditions. (bellaonline.com)
  • Although her child is still so young, the experience had caused one more mother to be dedicated to raising awareness, advocating for research into additional treatment options, and seeking of support for individuals with pediatric hydrocephalus and their families. (bellaonline.com)
  • The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group is pleased to announce today's publication of "Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines," a supplement to the November issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics . (eurekalert.org)
  • Authored by a volunteer task force from the pediatric neurosurgery community, the supplement offers a thorough evaluation of the current treatments for pediatric hydrocephalus as well as up-to-date evidence-based recommendations for their use. (eurekalert.org)
  • The incidence of pediatric hydrocephalus is approximately 1 case in 500 live births. (eurekalert.org)
  • To improve this situation, the authors decided to conduct a thorough evaluation of the various treatments of pediatric hydrocephalus currently in use and to disseminate their findings and recommendations to other practitioners. (eurekalert.org)
  • Hydrocephalus can be diagnosed prenatally through ultrasound, and there have been some clinical trials of fetal shunting that treats hydrocephalus before birth. (bellaonline.com)
  • The Rush Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center offers prenatal testing and diagnosis for hydrocephalus. (rush.edu)
  • True fetal hydrocephalus has a variety of causes. (chop.edu)
  • It accounts for up to 20 percent of cases of fetal hydrocephalus. (chop.edu)
  • Chapter Five describes various surgical methods for treating hydrocephalus in children. (novapublishers.com)
  • The white matter of the cerebral hemispheres showed increasing reduction in volume with the degree of hydrocephalus. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Mass General Hospital Developmental Neurosurgery - Links to information on hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation spina bifida, myelomeningocele, tethered spinal cord, and other developmental lesions treated by neurosurgery. (ability.org.uk)
  • The most common need for a child to require neurosurgery around the world is hydrocephalus," said Steven J. Schiff, the Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, director of the Penn State Center for Neural Engineering and a team member. (independent.co.ug)
  • Benjamin C. Warf, associate professor of neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, noticed that about three or four months after an infant in East Africa had an infection like neonatal sepsis, the child would often return to the clinic with a rapidly growing head - hydrocephalus. (independent.co.ug)
  • Hydrocephalus is the first major neurosurgical condition linked to climate," said Schiff, who is also professor of neurosurgery, engineering science and mechanics, and physics, and a faculty member of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. (independent.co.ug)
  • Hydrocephalus can occur due to birth defects or be acquired later in life. (wikipedia.org)
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, upward of 100,000 cases of post-infectious hydrocephalus a year is estimated to occur. (independent.co.ug)
  • Hydrocephalus can also occur after a child is born (known as acquired hydrocephalus). (rush.edu)
  • Both types of elevated-pressure hydrocephalus may occur from infancy to adulthood. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Most newborns with hydrocephalus require immediate medical attention. (rush.edu)
  • Some premature babies have bleeding in the brain, which can block the flow of CSF and cause hydrocephalus. (www.nhs.uk)
  • With treatment, babies with hydrocephalus may not have any long-term problems. (rexhealth.com)
  • Babies with hydrocephalus are not always diagnosed early even though they may show symptoms that cause families to consult their pediatricians. (bellaonline.com)
  • Babies may be born with hydrocephalus or develop the condition shortly after delivery. (nih.gov)
  • Babies born with hydrocephalus need highly specialized intensive care when they are born. (rush.edu)
  • Hydrocephalus that is not due to an infection has the best outlook. (medlineplus.gov)
  • However, consider genetic testing and counseling when X-linked hydrocephalus is suspected, and evaluate the CSF in posthemorrhagic and postmeningitic hydrocephalus for protein concentration and to exclude residual infection. (medscape.com)
  • People can also get hydrocephalus as a child or as an adult after a head injury , after bleeding in the brain, after a brain tumour or after meningitis , which is an infection around the brain. (healthdirect.gov.au)
  • Some kids can develop hydrocephalus due to a tumor or infection in the brain. (teenhealth.org)
  • Treatment for hydrocephalus depends on the child's age and what's causing the hydrocephalus. (kidshealth.org)
  • Though Hydrocephalus does pose risks to a child's development, both physically and cognitively, if treated early and followed up by specialists, many adoptive parents can expect a positive outcome for their child. (rainbowkids.com)
  • Chapter Three describes an alternate procedure for treating hydrocephalus, called endoscopic third ventriculostomy, which entails creating an opening on the floor of the third ventricle instead of implanting foreign material. (novapublishers.com)