hydrocephalus hydrocephalus

Definition(s):

  • (n) an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological

Usage(s):

  1. The first couple to use the technique was looking to escape a deadly disease known as X-linked hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, which almost always affects boys.
  2. Not long after, her second child, a boy, was born with a neurological disorder and has recently been diagnosed with hydrocephalus.
  3. She had been born with hydrocephalus--fluid on the brain.

News

  • Walk to benefit challenged kids

    The fourth annual Hydrocephalus Walk is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 in Fairview. The event is a fundraiser to support a local boy, Grant Miller, 7, who attends first grade at East Orient Grade School. Miller was diagnosed with hydrocephalus three weeks before birth, caused by a stroke in utero. At the age of two days, he had his first surgery to implant a shunt to drain excess fluid from the ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Gresham Outlook

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Quotes

  1. "New Zealand women do not get enough natural folate in the diet to prevent a large number of babies being born with devastating neural tube defects, the most common of which are spina bifida and hydrocephalus," Ms King said.
    on Jun 22, 2007 By: Annette King Source: New Zealand Herald

  2. "Before the transplant, we conduct a number of other tests to check if it would be successful. And in one of the test it was found that she was suffering from hydrocephalus, a disease of the brain," Dr. Sibal said.
    on Mar 30, 2009 By: Kapil Sibal Source: Hindu

  3. "They transported us by ambulance to Children's, where they explained to me that Lucas had hydrocephalus," Smith said. "I didn't even know what that was."
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Shelley Smith Source: GoErie.com

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