Hydrocephalus - Symptom, Causes, Treatment of Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus is the
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in or close to the brain. Hydrocephalus in a new baby is the
of any congenital
which interferes with the revolution of CSF. The baby's head is
increased and may induce
during delivery or later in life.
Hydrocephalus can be
by infection such as meningitis,
head injury, haemorrhage, tumours in the skull.
In infants, hydrocephalus
the head, and in both infants and adults, the resulting compression can hurt brain tissue.
Because the skull cannot increase later on infancy, the CSF pressure
and induce brain injury and symptoms of
pressure within the skull such as headache, vomiting and personality changes.
inheritance (aqueductal stenosis) or developmental disorders such as those
with neural tube
inadequacy including spina bifida and encephalocele.
rectifing the underlying reason. If this is not
contingent, a tube known as a shunt is inserted to
the trapped CSF out of the skull into a vein or body cavity (like as the abdomen) from which it can be 'absorbed'. It may be
the shunt in place for life.
Diagnosis of Hydrocephalus
large head size for the patient's age potenty advise
hydrocephalus. Skull X-rays
thinning of the skull with disunion of sutures and widening of the fontanels.
Several other diagnostic tests, including angiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, can
between hydrocephalus and intracranial lesions and can also
the Arnold-Chiari deformity, that may
in an infant with hydrocephalus.