hydrocephalus : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • 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

  • The baby was suffering from a stubborn form of hydrocephalus (water on the brain): spinal fluid, collecting in his skull cavity, caused his head to enlarge and threatened to .
  • 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.
  • Not long after, her second child, a boy, was born with a neurological disorder and has recently been diagnosed with hydrocephalus.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 8, 2013 - The Gresham Outlook

  • Annette King in New Zealand Herald
    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.
  • Kapil Sibal in Hindu
    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.
  • Shelley Smith in GoErie.com
    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."

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