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What are the logn term effects of hydrocephalus in children?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Developmental delay.

Neurodevelopmental delay is seen more frequently among infants with hydrocephaly and is likely due to loss of neuronal tissue from the increased intracranial pressure and fluid.
Other more rare complications: seizures, cerebral palsy, macrocephaly.

In brief: Developmental delay.

Neurodevelopmental delay is seen more frequently among infants with hydrocephaly and is likely due to loss of neuronal tissue from the increased intracranial pressure and fluid.
Other more rare complications: seizures, cerebral palsy, macrocephaly.
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