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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Hydrocephalus: There is a long list of causes for hydrocephalus including bleeding into the brain, infection, and tumors being just some of the causes.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Specializes in Neurosurgery
CSF buildup in head: It's a buildup of spinal fluid in the head. Read the free monograph, Hydrocephalus: An Owner's Manual, at http://surgeonwriter.com/hydrolog/ It's FRE ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
No.: There is no correlation between hydrocephalus and diarrhea.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience in Radiology
Shunt placement: True symptomatic hydrocephalus is treated by draining the ventricles through a small tube. A neurosurgeon preforms this by making a small hole in the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moise Danielpour
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
Nonprogressive: Hydrocephalus can be stable or progressive. Arrested hydrocephalus occurs when the brain has been able to accommodate and is able to absorb the spina ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience in Family Medicine
It varies: Hydrocephalus commonly called water on the brain can be present at birth or can develop later in life. It is due to an imbalance between production an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience in Pediatrics
Treatments exist: Hydrocephalus is an excess of cerebro-spinal fluid. If there is too much due to a blockage in drainage in one spot, a tube can be placed to drain the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Water on the brain..: Hydrocephalus is literally "water on the brain". There are vairous classifications based upon how it arrived(congenital or acquired); how the spinal ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Hydrocephalus: It is blockage of the flow of fluid in the brain. Meningitis, tumor, traumatic head injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cranial surgery, or medications h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
CT scan: The tests for hydrocephalus are ct and MRI of the brain. There can also be some variations on the above to test for hydrocephalus.

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