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Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain. This typically causes increased pressure inside the skull. The most common initial diagnostic test ...

Symptoms

• Vomiting.
• Sleepiness.
• Irritability.
• Poor feeding.
• Seizures.
• Eyes fixed downward (sunsetting of the eyes)
• Deficits in muscle tone and strength.
• Poor responsiveness to touch

Causes

• Bleeding inside the brain – for example, if blood leaks over the surface of the brain (subarachnoid haemorrhage)
• Blood clots in the brain (venous thrombosis)
• Meningitis – an infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
• Brain tumours.
• Head injury.

More about Treatment

Hydrocephalus is a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain. This typically causes increased pressure inside the skull.

DIAGNOSIS

The most common initial diagnostic test to determine hydrocephalus at any age is an image of the brain using CT or MRI.

FAQ

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Dr. K. R. Suresh Bapu Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 30 years | Hospital: SIMS Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Krishna K. Choudhary Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 23 years | Hospital: Primus Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi
Dr. Deshpande V. Rajakumar Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 30 years | Hospital: Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru
Dr. C. M. Malhotra Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. Bhanu Pant Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 30 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Prof. Dr. Aytaç Yiğit Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Gülümser Kiziltaş Tokmak Neurology | Gender: Female | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Tinku Jose Kurisinkal Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 14 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
Dr. Youssry Salah Shafiq Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Khaldoun Osman Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 9 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Shadi Sharifi Neurology | Gender: Female | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Mohamed Fouad Ibrahim Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Suhail Abdulla Mohammad Alruknl Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Ahmed M. Moussa Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Cengiz Çokluk Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 29 years | Hospital: Medicana International Hospital, Istanbul
Dr. M. Hale Alpsan Gökmen Neurology | Gender: Female | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Anadolu Hospital
Dr. Abhaya Kumar Neurology | Gender: Male | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Dr. Annu Aggarwal Neurology | Gender: Female | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

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