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.

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
Parents/carers of children with hydrocephalus - help support neurosurgeon-scientists at Great Ormond Street to understand which outcomes do you consider most important for children with hydrocephalus. This is particularly with regards to hydrocephalus following bleeding, which is commonly seen in premature babies. The results of the survey, and optional follow up focus group discussion, will allow future research into treatments with a focus on improving the outcomes that are most important to you and your child. Although the research will specifically focus on post-haemorrhagic hydrocephalus the researchers are keen to hear from parents of children with any kind of hydrocephalus (excluding hydrocephalus associated with spina bifida).. You can complete the short survey straight away and/or read more information from the researchers below.. Every year over 55,000 babies in the UK are born prematurely. Bleeding in the brain is common with prematurity; in England around 450 premature babies ...
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. ...
Object. As part of a project to devise evidence-based safety interventions for specialty surgery, the authors sought to review current evidence in CSF shunt surgery concerning the frequency of adverse events in practice, their patterns, and the state of knowledge regarding methods for their reduction. This review may also inform future and ongoing efforts for the advancement of neurosurgical quality.. Methods. The authors performed a PubMed search using search terms cerebral shunt, cerebrospinal fluid shunt, CSF shunt, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, cerebral shunt AND complications, cerebrospinal fluid shunt AND complications, CSF shunt AND complications, and ventriculoperitoneal shunt AND complications. Only papers that specifically discussed the relevant complication rates were included. Papers were chosen to be included to maximize the range of rates of occurrence for the adverse events reported.. Results. In this review of the neurosurgery literature, the reported rate of ...
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.. ...
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 ...
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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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Copyright: Prof Jas. Mundie Although I have previously posted about hydrocephalus on the Facebook pages Fact of the Day, I was inspired to discover more about this distinctive condition after a recent visit to Surgeons Hall Museum, Edinburgh. Full of fascinating pathological specimens, the congenital hydrocephalic infant skulls on display are hard to miss with…
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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 ...
Description of hydrocephalus by Hippocrates dates back more than 2,000 years. The word hydrocephalus is from the Greek ὕδωρ, ... Congenital hydrocephalus is present in the infant prior to birth, meaning the fetus developed hydrocephalus in utero during ... Hydrocephalus has also been seen in cases of congenital syphilis. In newborns and toddlers with hydrocephalus, the head ... Noncommunicating hydrocephalus, or obstructive hydrocephalus, is caused by an obstruction to the flow of CSF. Foramen of Monro ...
Hydrocephalus minor from Jince (Czech Republic) Free cheek of H. carens, 33mm between the tips 3D model Rushton, A.W.A.; ... Hydrocephalus ("water head") is an extinct genus of redlichiid trilobite that was very common during the Middle Cambrian of ... Paleontology portal Data related to Hydrocephalus at Wikispecies v t e (Articles with 'species' microformats, Redlichiida ... Weidner, T. (2007). "The Middle Cambrian paradoxidid trilobite Hydrocephalus from Jämtland, central Sweden" (PDF). Acta ...
Normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), also called malresorptive hydrocephalus, is a form of communicating hydrocephalus in which ... The Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus at Cleveland ... hydrocephalus at NINDS When it really is NPH at Likvor Hydrocephalus in Adults at Spina Bifida Resource Center Wikimedia ... Hydrocephalus is due to an imbalance between the amount of fluid produced and its absorption rate. Enlarged ventricles put ...
... appears to be a more acute form of normal pressure hydrocephalus. If not diagnosed in a timely ... Low-pressure hydrocephalus (LPH) is a condition whereby ventricles are enlarged and the individual experiences severe dementia ... Owler, B.K.; Jacobson, E.E.; Johnston, I.H. (2001). "Low pressure hydrocephalus: Issues of diagnosis and treatment in five ... Lesniak, M.S.; Clatterbuck, R.E.; Rigamonti, D.; Williams, M.A. (2002). "Low pressure hydrocephalus and ventriculomegaly: ...
"Thoracic dysplasia-hydrocephalus syndrome (Concept Id: C1848864) - MedGen - NCBI". www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2022-08-04. ... Thoracic dysplasia-hydrocephalus syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by shortening of the ... "Thoracic dysplasia hydrocephalus syndrome - About the Disease - Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center". rarediseases. ... "Orphanet: Thoracic dysplasia hydrocephalus syndrome". www.orpha.net. Retrieved 2022-08-04. Winter, Campbell, Wigglesworth, ...
... hydrocephalus; limb deformity, loss, or reduction; major depression; microcephaly; muscular dystrophy; obsessive-compulsive ...
"Hydrocephalus". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 7 December 2014. Raats, Monique (1998). Changing Preconceptions. London: Health ... Mother exposure to toxoplasmosis can cause cerebral calcification, hydrocephalus (causes mental disabilities), and intellectual ... hydrocephalus, facial dismorphities, intellectual disability, or leg deformities Drinking water is often a medium through which ... hydrocephalus, microcephalia) and cardiovascular defects, as well as intellectual disability. Tetracycline, an antibiotic, ...
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. ...
Singhal, Vasudha; Prabhakar, Hemanshu (2016). "Hydrocephalus". Complications in Neuroanesthesia. Elsevier. pp. 21-27. doi: ...
Cinalli, G.; Maixner, W. J.; Sainte-Rose, C. (2012-12-06). Pediatric Hydrocephalus. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 19. ...
"September is Hydrocephalus Awareness Month! Here's What You Can Do…". Hydrocephalus Association. Retrieved 29 July 2016. " ... Prevention Month Better Breakfast Month Food Safety Education Month National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Hydrocephalus ...
"Hydrocephalus - Complications". nhs.uk. 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2022-11-14. Byun, Min Seok; Shin, Jun Jae; Hwang, Yong Soon; Park ... Some patients with this form of the disorder also have hydrocephalus, in which cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the skull, or ... and also that hydrocephalus and syringomyelia have related causes. Physicians now use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to ... scans of a patient's head may reveal the presence of tumors and other abnormalities such as hydrocephalus.[citation needed] ...
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 ( ... Nagy, Mohamed Ragab; Saleh, Ahmed Elsayed (2021-06-01). "Hydrocephalus associated with occipital encephalocele: surgical ... Cinalli, Giuseppe (2005). Pediatric Hydrocephalus. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 9788847002258. Dadmehr, Majid; Farideh, Nejat (2009 ... Occipital encephaloceles are frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus, as seen in 60-90% of patients. Usually encephaloceles are ...
Salomon Hakim - a Giant in the Field of Hydrocephalus". Hydrocephalus Association. Retrieved 2022-02-09. "Integra LifeSciences ... The Codman Hakim valve was developed as a new way to treat hydrocephalus. In January 2021, the company acquired regenerative ...
Also printed in Symonds CP (January 1932). "Otitic hydrocephalus". Br Med J. 1 (3705): 53-4. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.3705.53. PMC ... For instance, the otitic hydrocephalus reported by London neurologist Sir Charles Symonds may have resulted from venous sinus ... Foley J (1955). "Benign forms of intracranial hypertension; toxic and otitic hydrocephalus". Brain. 78 (1): 1-41. doi:10.1093/ ... Symonds CP (1931). "Otitic hydrocephalus". Brain. 54: 55-71. doi:10.1093/brain/54.1.55. ...
"CURE Hydrocephalus Surgeon Fellowship Program And Strategy". CURE International. Retrieved 24 December 2014. Boling, Warren; ... The children's neurosurgical diseases treated at the hospital include: 1. Hydrocephalus 2. Neural tube defects 3. Spina bifida ... "The International Program to Advance the Treatment of Hydrocephalus (iPATH)". International Federation for Spina Bifida and ... CUREIC (2015). "CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda - CURE Hydrocephalus Surgeon Fellowship Program in Uganda". CURE ...
"Hydrocephalus Fact Sheet". NINDS. April 5, 2016. Archived from the original on 27 July 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016. ... Headache (obstructive hydrocephalus) Hypersomnia Myxedema Postsurgical weight gain Polydipsia Polyuria (diabetes insipidus) ...
"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 ...
Pickard has also studied which parts of the brain are affected in normal pressure hydrocephalus and novel treatments for ... "Hydrocephalus News Letter". 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2015. Grainger, Lisa (13 November 2010). "Britain's top doctors ... His research focuses on advancing the care of patients with acute brain injury, hydrocephalus and prolonged disorders of ... In 2014, he received the Lifetime Achievement Appreciation Award from the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF ...
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 ...
Morris, J.; Owler, B.; Hely, M.; Fung, V. (2007). "Hydrocephalus and structural lesions". Parkinson's Disease and Related ...
"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 ...
Edwards RJ, Dombrowski SM, Luciano MG, Pople IK (July 2004). "Chronic hydrocephalus in adults". Brain Pathology. 14 (3): 325- ... Non-urologic causes may include infection, medication or drugs, psychological factors, polyuria, hydrocephalus, stool impaction ...
Zuurbier SM, van den Berg R, Troost D, Majoie CB, Stam J, Coutinho JM (2015). "Hydrocephalus in cerebral venous thrombosis". ... However, those who have deep cerebral venous sinus thrombosis or oedema at basal ganglia are more prone to hydrocephalus ... The condition does not typically lead to hydrocephalus, however, because there is no difference in pressure between various ...
... 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- ...
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 can be defined broadly as a disturbance of formation, flow, or absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that leads ... encoded search term (Hydrocephalus) and Hydrocephalus What to Read Next on Medscape ... Causes of hydrocephalus in adults include:. * Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) causes one third of these cases by blocking the ... Hydrocephalus Clinical Presentation. Updated: Jun 04, 2018 * Author: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP, FANA; ...
Promoting the development of infants and young children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus : a guide for mid-level ... International Federation for Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida (‎World Health OrganizationWorld Health Organization, 1996)‎ ...
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a clinical symptom complex characterized by abnormal gait, urinary incontinence, and ... Symptomatic congenital hydrocephalus in the elderly simulating normal pressure hydrocephalus. Neurology. 1989 Dec. 39(12):1596- ... encoded search term (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus What to Read Next on Medscape ... Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Follow-up. Updated: Sep 17, 2020 * Author: Michael J Schneck, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R ...
hydrocephalus hī˝drəsĕf´ələs [key], also known as water on the brain, developmental (congenital) or acquired condition in which ...
Promoting the development of infants and young children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus : a guide for mid-level ... International Federation for Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida (‎World Health OrganizationWorld Health Organization, 1996)‎ ...
Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities called ventricles inside the brain. ... The causes of hydrocephalus are not well understood. *Hydrocephalus that is congenital (present at birth) is thought to be ... Hydrocephalus is believed to occur in about two out of 1,000 births. The incidences of adult-onset hydrocephalus and acquired ... Hydrocephalus is a disorder, not a disease, and therefore it is important to investigate the cause of hydrocephalus. ...
... is pleased to offer educational webinars to help you stay informed and current on the latest news surrounding hydrocephalus. ... ETV and ETV-CPC in Children with Hydrocephalus - February 16, 2021. Research Update: ETV in Adults with Hydrocephalus - ... The mission of the Hydrocephalus Association is to find a cure for hydrocephalus and improve the lives of those impacted by the ... Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with hydrocephalus? Whether you are living with hydrocephalus or are a ...
The syndrome of normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, especially as many patients ... Diagnosis and management of normal-pressure hydrocephalus J Neurol. 2000 Jan;247(1):5-14. doi: 10.1007/s004150050003. ... The syndrome of normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, especially as many patients ...
A survivor of both spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Dorcas Margaret Madjitey, has broken all odds in her dreaded health ... The World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day comes would be marked on October 25, 2021 on the theme, Unlock your right to ... The Foundation, she added, is bent on catering for the cost surgery of a 12-year-old boy suffering from hydrocephalus and ... Spina bifida is a birth defect in which a developing babys spinal cord fails to develop properly; and hydrocephalus is an ...
Word! Hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus. Say: hi-droh-SEF-eh-less. Having trouble saying that long word? Another way to describe ... A person with hydrocephalus may throw up, have headaches, or even changes in behavior. ...
The treatment of hydrocephalus as a surgical disorder is very recent, only dating to the 1950s. Prior to this period, treatment ... Hydrocephalus, as known as a disease process, is an ancient one. The disorder has described in cave paintings, in early ... The history of hydrocephalus is a fascinating one, and in order to better understand the concepts, illustrations from ... In this chapter, we review the medical and surgical treatment of hydrocephalus dating to antiquity using contemporary reference ...
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Little Alaiyas hydrocephalus, combined with being born three months early, has been a struggle. But the 2-year-old is thriving ... Alaiyas hydrocephalus required surgery. Hydrocephalus is a serious condition. Cerebrospinal fluid, which is important for ... Hydrocephalus: What to know about the condition Alexis Skyys daughter Alaiya Grace has. Wed Mar 25, 2020 at 1:29pm ET. By ... In people with hydrocephalus, too much cerebrospinal fluid builds up and puts pressure on the brain, which can cause ...
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Hydrocephalus - Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment from the Merck Manuals - Medical Consumer Version. ... What is hydrocephalus? Hydrocephalus is too much water inside the head. Its sometimes called "water on the brain." ... What are the symptoms of hydrocephalus? The symptoms of hydrocephalus depend on where and how much fluid there is. A baby with ... How do doctors treat hydrocephalus? Doctors treat hydrocephalus in different ways depending on whats causing it, how much ...
The Hydrocephalus Associations mission is to eliminate the challenges of hydrocephalus by stimulating innovative research and ... The National Capital Hydrocephalus 5K Gets it Right on the First Try. James Moreland November 20, 2011 at 2:26pm. ... Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid inside the skull, leading to brain swelling, sometimes called water on the brain. The ... providing support, education, and advocacy for individuals, families, and professionals dealing with hydrocephalus. ...
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  • Congenital hydrocephalus is present at birth and may be caused by events or influences that occur during fetal development. (terrybryant.com)
  • Methods We used homozygosity mapping and whole exome sequencing in two families with primary, non-syndromic congenital hydrocephalus from two different ethnic backgrounds. (bmj.com)
  • Conclusions Our data validate CCDC88C as causing autosomal recessive, primary non-syndromic congenital hydrocephalus, suggesting this gene may be an important cause of congenital hydrocephalus, and underscore the important role of the C-terminal PDZ domain-binding motif in the DAPLE protein. (bmj.com)
  • A survivor of both spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Dorcas Margaret Madjitey, has broken all odds in her dreaded health condition, journalist Bright Philip Donkor gathered. (modernghana.com)
  • The dilemma, notwithstanding, comes in the wake of her huge contribution to social development through her periodic sensitization of the condition and donations to patients like her suffering from hydrocephalus and spina bifida. (modernghana.com)
  • but more importantly, I want to reach out to more physically challenged persons and partner other organisations to create awareness on hydrocephalus and spina bifida on October 25, 2021. (modernghana.com)
  • The World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day comes would be marked on October 25, 2021 on the theme, ''Unlock your right to health'' to raise awareness and understanding of the rights of people living with these conditions. (modernghana.com)
  • ASBAH is the leading UK registered charity providing information and advice about spina bifida and hydrocephalus. (shropshire-disability.net)
  • 30 July 2019 // In 2019, we celebrate the 8th edition of the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day (WSBHD) together with IF's 40th anniversary so we are preparing something special! (ifglobal.org)
  • We will send you quarterly updates about all matters relevant to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus care and prevention! (ifglobal.org)
  • one who has spina bifida, hydrocephalus and epilepsy. (fireflyfriends.com)
  • The signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus vary with age and severity. (uclahealth.org)
  • Learn how to manage the day to day symptoms and associated problems you might encounter on your journey with hydrocephalus. (hydroassoc.org)
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Hydrocephalus? (childrensdayton.org)
  • You must tell DVLA if you have hydrocephalus with symptoms. (www.gov.uk)
  • If you have hydrocephalus without symptoms, you do not need to tell DVLA about your condition. (www.gov.uk)
  • The symptoms of hydrocephalus depend on where and how much fluid there is. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Symptoms of hydrocephalus include an enlarged head size, irritability, abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, and increased intracranial pressure. (watsi.org)
  • Achondroplastic dwarfism leads to abnormally stunted bone growth with shortening of the proximal limbs, fingers and toes, large head with bossing of the forehead, flattened nasal bridge, as well as other signs and symptoms unseen in this image including hyperkyphotic or hyperlordotic curvatures of the spine, frequent ear infections, varus deformity of the legs, and possible hydrocephalus. (cdc.gov)
  • I was overdraining terribly (see more under the 'Hydrocephalus' category for overdraining symptoms and experiences) and was in hospital far more than I was out. (jordantheheadcase.com)
  • Shunts are a common treatment for hydrocephalus, and Alaiya made it through the surgery without any serious complications. (monstersandcritics.com)
  • Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald filed suit in Bronx County Supreme Court, arguing that defendant hospital departed from good and accepted medical practice in the care of infant plaintiff in failing to tell plaintiff mother to come to defendant hospital right away on the morning of June 22, and failing to timely perform an operative procedure to insert shunts in infant plaintiff's head to relieve pressure from progressive hydrocephalus. (lawfitz.com)
  • GlobalData's new report, Italy Hydrocephalus Shunts Market Outlook to 2025, provides key market data on the Italy Hydrocephalus Shunts market. (marketresearch.com)
  • Market size and company share data for Hydrocephalus Shunts market segments - Hydrocephalus Valves and Hydrocephalus Catheters. (marketresearch.com)
  • 2017 company share and distribution share data for Hydrocephalus Shunts market. (marketresearch.com)
  • Global corporate-level profiles of key companies operating within the Italy Hydrocephalus Shunts market. (marketresearch.com)
  • Post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), characterized by a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) following hemorrhage of blood vessels in the brain, affects one in a thousand children and is currently treated almost exclusively by the surgical insertion of shunts in the brain. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The growth of the hydrocephalus shunts market is primarily attributed to the increasing prevalence of hydrocephalus and advancements in hydrocephalus valves. (yahoo.com)
  • and Desu Medical are among the key companies in the global hydrocephalus shunts market. (yahoo.com)
  • In 2021, North America dominated the hydrocephalus shunts market. (yahoo.com)
  • The US is a major contributor to the market in this region mainly due to better healthcare infrastructure supporting the adoption of technologically advanced shunts, and growing awareness about hydrocephalus in the country. (yahoo.com)
  • Companies in the hydrocephalus shunts market in this country are adopting organic and inorganic strategies such as acquisitions. (yahoo.com)
  • A retrospective review of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus treated with VP shunts at a single institution between 1993 and 2013 was conducted. (duke.edu)
  • 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)
  • In people with hydrocephalus, too much cerebrospinal fluid builds up and puts pressure on the brain, which can cause impairments to brain function and damage to the brain. (monstersandcritics.com)
  • It is critical to make the differential diagnosis with other entities presenting with macrocephaly, especially benign subdural effusion or benign external hydrocephalus, which occurs during infancy and includes macrocePHaly associated to frontal, parietal and temporal subarachnoid space dilatation and normal ventricular size. (semanticscholar.org)
  • This custom medical exhibit compares sagittal and axial views of the brain in a patient with with severe hydrocephalus and excess ventricular fluid. (doctorstock.com)
  • Cerebral oxygen extraction fraction declines with ventricular enlargement in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus. (bvsalud.org)
  • Among 411 infants, 236 had hydrocephalus with no recognizable extrinsic cause. (umn.edu)
  • In 1977, Fisher reported that in patients with possible normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), if the gait abnormality preceded dementia, surgery usually had a favorable outcome and vice versa. (deepdyve.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)
  • 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)
  • Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities called ventricles inside the brain. (uclahealth.org)
  • Learn about hydrocephalus, a chronic, neurological condition marked by an excess accumulation of fluid in the brain, that affects over 1 million Americans. (hydroassoc.org)
  • and hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of fluid on the brain which could lead to brain damage if left untreated. (modernghana.com)
  • Alaiya, now 2, was also born with hydrocephalus, which is when fluid builds up in the cavities deep in the brain. (monstersandcritics.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is a neurological condition characterized by altered cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow leading to an accumulation of CSF inside the cranial vault. (scirp.org)
  • Hydrocephalus is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the hollow places inside the brain . (childrensdayton.org)
  • In hydrocephalus, there is too much fluid in these spaces. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Doctors treat hydrocephalus in different ways depending on what's causing it, how much fluid there is, and if it's getting worse. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid inside the skull, leading to brain swelling, sometimes called water on the brain. (runwashington.com)
  • The most common explanation for this form of hydrocephalus is a failure of the brain to reabsorb cerebrospinal fluid due to clotting of blood or scarring of tissue. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Inflammation-dependent cerebrospinal fluid hypersecretion by the choroid plexus epithelium in posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus, Nature Medicine (2017). (medicalxpress.com)
  • Hydrocephalus was once known as "water on the brain" as it is characterized by excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. (terrybryant.com)
  • Daniel has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. (watsi.org)
  • This time around we discovered a medical term that was new to us, called "Hydrocephalus" or to put it briefly, a buildup of too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. (rainbowkids.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is an abnormal buildup of fluid in the ventricles (i.e. cavities) within the brain, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). (1800birks4u.com)
  • After a detailed examination, the baby was diagnosed with hydrocephalus (fluid accumulation in the brain) and incomplete blindness. (frno.info)
  • Not enough CSF is absorbed into the bloodstream (called communicating hydrocephalus ). (childrensdayton.org)
  • Hydrocephalus is a disorder, not a disease, and therefore it is important to investigate the cause of hydrocephalus. (uclahealth.org)
  • In East Africa, the single most common cause of hydrocephalus is infection, usually via neonatal meningitis or ventriculitis. (watsi.org)
  • 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)
  • The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (USD) within market segments - Hydrocephalus Valves and Hydrocephalus Catheters. (marketresearch.com)
  • A computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain can also diagnose hydrocephalus. (uclahealth.org)
  • Our patient population currently runs a risk of 5% of developing symptomatic hydrocephalus requiring surgical intervention. (cns.org)
  • Traditionally, hydrocephalus was classified into non-communicating and communicating hydrocephalus but more recent classifications also take the site of occlusion and the etiology into account. (harvard.edu)
  • The diagnosis of hydrocephalus is best confirmed by magnetic response imaging (MRI) of the brain. (uclahealth.org)
  • The early diagnosis of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) considered as a treatable dementia is important. (spie.org)
  • A diagnosis of idiopathic normal- pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) was made. (bvsalud.org)
  • Headache is rarely if ever present in normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). (medscape.com)
  • Older children with hydrocephalus usually complain of headache . (childrensdayton.org)
  • Probably because hydrocephalus & cerebral palsy are linked to fetal alcohol syndrome. (monstersandcritics.com)
  • The syndrome of normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, especially as many patients do not display the classical clinical and neuroimaging patterns of NPH, thus questioning the usefulness of a shunt. (nih.gov)
  • The shunt protocol developed by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) was shown to significantly reduce shunt infections in children. (thejns.org)
  • We reviewed magnetic resonance images (MRIs) and clinical records of patients with infancy-onset hydrocephalus. (umn.edu)
  • On average, children with aqueductal obstruction, cysts, and encephaloceles had worse clinical outcomes than those with other forms of developmental hydrocephalus. (umn.edu)
  • We conclude that each subtype of developmental hydrocephalus is associated with distinct clinical characteristics, syndromology, and outcomes, suggesting differences in underlying mechanisms. (umn.edu)
  • Woo J.N., Lee H.B., Kim M.S., Lee K.C., Kim N.S. (2009): Application of ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement throughfontanelle in a hydrocephalus dog: a case report. (agriculturejournals.cz)
  • Hydrocephalus means "water on the brain. (medlineplus.gov)
  • hydrocephalus hī˝drəsĕf´ələs [ key ] , also known as water on the brain, developmental (congenital) or acquired condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of body fluids within the skull. (factmonster.com)
  • Hydrocephalus, commonly known as "water on the brain. (cnsfoundation.org)
  • An equally plausible explanation is hydrocephalus, commonly known as "water on the brain. (cnsfoundation.org)
  • Another type, called normal pressure hydrocephalus , may occur in adults and older people. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Most children with hydrocephalus who survive for 1 year will have a fairly normal lifespan. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education article Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus . (medscape.com)
  • Aimard G, Vighetto A, Gabet JY, Bret P, Henry E. [Acetazolamide: an alternative to shunting in normal pressure hydrocephalus? (medscape.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • These interactive, free webinars are designed to educate our community on a variety of topics which include normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), research, shunt technology, and more. (hydroassoc.org)
  • 7. Virchow-Robin Spaces in Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Surrogate Imaging Marker for Coexisting Microvascular Disease? (ellibs.com)
  • 24. What Is the Appropriate Shunt System for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus? (ellibs.com)
  • Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus: Onset of Gait Abnormality Before Dementia Predicts Good Surgical. (deepdyve.com)
  • RePub, Erasmus University Repository: The Dutch Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus Study. (eur.nl)
  • The Dutch Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus Study. (eur.nl)
  • Comparison of the predictive value of four 'diagnostic tests' for the outcome of shunting in patients with normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). (eur.nl)
  • Introduction: The pathophysiology of normal-pressure hydrocephalus and the correlation with its symptomatology is not well understood. (elsevier.com)
  • Comparison of outcomes between patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus who received a primary versus a salvage shunt. (duke.edu)
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a neurodegenerative disease that is potentially reversible by shunt surgery in approximately 60% of patients . (bvsalud.org)
  • Cannon's news raises a lot of questions about hydrocephalus, and how a brain tumor can lead to the condition. (1800birks4u.com)
  • According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), hydrocephalus is projected to affect ~1-2 in every 1,000 children born in the US. (yahoo.com)
  • Few systematic assessments of developmental forms of hydrocephalus exist. (umn.edu)
  • HA's Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to capable and promising young adults who live with the ongoing challenges and complexities of hydrocephalus. (hydroassoc.org)
  • and older adults may all present differently when they have hydrocephalus. (1800birks4u.com)
  • The treatment of hydrocephalus as a surgical disorder is very recent, only dating to the 1950s. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Implantation of Venous Access Port (VAP) as part of a shunt system for treatment of hydrocephalus. (who.int)
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostoy (ETV) is growing in popularity as an alternative treatment method for hydrocephalus. (uclahealth.org)
  • While there is currently no known way to prevent or cure hydrocephalus, there are three life-saving treatment options that require brain surgery. (hydroassoc.org)
  • Treatment for hydrocephalus depends on the child's age and what's causing the hydrocephalus. (childrensdayton.org)
  • Treatment for hydrocephalus is successful in many children. (childrensdayton.org)
  • Treatment depends mostly on the type of hydrocephalus and the patient's condition. (nccs.com.sg)
  • Daniel from Tanzania raised $765 to fund hydrocephalus treatment. (watsi.org)
  • Daniel underwent hydrocephalus treatment. (watsi.org)
  • Who is the right doctor for Hydrocephalus Treatment? (vaidam.com)
  • Are you planning Hydrocephalus Treatment in South Africa? (vaidam.com)
  • They also developed the ventriculolymphatic shunt in the treatment of hydrocephalus. (infiniteunknown.net)
  • Back to Number Six - being able to help disadvantaged countries in their treatment of hydrocephalus is a goal that I've held since about four years after I was diagnosed. (jordantheheadcase.com)
  • We undertook this study to examine the incidence of post operative hydrocephalus in our patients undergoing microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia or facial spasm. (cns.org)
  • Hydrocephalus remains a significant, and perhaps underappreciated complication of microvascular decompression, and should certainly be discussed with patients during the consent process. (cns.org)
  • By the conclusion of this session, participants should appreciate the incidence of hydrocephalus following microvascular decompression, allowing them to better consent their patients. (cns.org)
  • Although, with the use of modern medical facilities including antibiotics, the mortality rates of meningitis have decreased, yet the number of patients surviving with complications such as hydrocephalus have greatly increased. (who.int)
  • Overall, 53% of surgically treated patients experienced at least 1 shunt failure, but hydrocephalus associated with posterior fossa crowding required fewer shunt revisions. (umn.edu)
  • While high-income countries had a lower hydrocephalus incidence according to the ICBDSR registry, folate fortification status was not associated with incidence, and the findings may inform future healthcare resource allocation and study. (semanticscholar.org)
  • There was no link observed between post operative haematoma, infection, or revision surgery and in the incidence of hydrocephalus in our patient population. (cns.org)
  • Hydrocephalus is a recognised complication of surgical interventions in the posterior fossa. (cns.org)
  • It entered the food chain and subsequently, hundreds of children are still being born today with birth defects and disabilities, hydrocephalus being one of the most prevalent. (jordantheheadcase.com)
  • Hydrocephalus is believed to occur in about two out of 1,000 births. (uclahealth.org)
  • In this article the etiopathogenesis of post meningitis hydrocephalus has been reviewed. (who.int)
  • Effective use of appropriate antibiotics and shunt procedures have improved the outcome of post meningitic hydrocephalus of bacterial origin but the same is not true with that of fungal origin, which still carries high mortality and morbidity. (who.int)