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How can hydrocephalus happen?

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How can hydrocephalus happen?

Hydrocephalus: Genetic predisposition to aqueductal stenosis, Neural tube defects such as spina bifida, Premature birth complications such as intraventricular hemorrhage, Tumors, Traumatic head injury, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Meningitis. ...Read more

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Hydrocephalus (Definition)

Hydrocephalus is a medical condition in which there is swelling of the brain and fluid build up in the skull. Symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, altered ...Read more


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Is hydrocephalus a terminal illness?

No: There are a variety of conditions that can occur with hydrocephalus from severe to not noticeable at all. Depending on the type and severity, a surgical procedure referred to as a vp shunt can be placed. This allows the extra fluid to be reabsorbed from the abdominal area. This has been very successful although complications with infections can crop up. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hydrocephalus?

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. ...Read more

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What are the permanent effects of hydrocephalus?

What are the permanent effects of hydrocephalus?

Many factors modify : outcome: cause, extent, sitesof any other areas of brain damage, age at diagnosis & at intervention. Early Intervention therapies can alter the developmental trajectory, in part because of "recruitment", I.e., intact areas of a young infant's brain's assume functions of damaged areas. E.I. yields maximum quality of movement in muscles with abnormal tone & strength. See www.hydroassoc.org. ...Read more

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Doea hydrocephalus cause depresion?

Hydrocephalus: People with normal pressure hydrocephalus can have apathy, which can look like depression. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19996513 this isn't the same illness as major depression, though. ...Read more

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What is congenital hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus: Congenital hydrocephalus is a situation where an infant is born with increased spinal fluid within the brain which is called hydrocephalus. Congenital means it was present at birth. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus stop hair growth?

Usually not: In general, there is no direct correlation of hydrocephalus and hair growth impairment. However, if the hydrocephalus is associated with hormonal changes due to problems with the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, hair growth could be affected. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus stunt hair growth?

No: Usually medications or dermatological factors affect hair growth. ...Read more

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Walkers are devices used to help people walk with ...Read more