Introduction: Hydrocephalus


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Hydrocephalus: Excessive fluid in the brain.

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. Although hydrocephalus was once known as "water on the brain," the "water" is actually cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) -- a clear fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The excessive accumulation of CSF results in an abnormal dilation of the spaces in the brain called ventricles. This dilation causes potentially harmful pressure on the tissues of the brain. 1

Researching symptoms of Hydrocephalus: Further information about the symptoms of Hydrocephalus is available including a list of symptoms of Hydrocephalus, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Hydrocephalus: Various information is available about treatments available for Hydrocephalus, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Hydrocephalus: Research more detailed information about the causes of Hydrocephalus, other possibly hidden causes of Hydrocephalus, or other general information about Hydrocephalus.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Hydrocephalus Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: May 29, 2003

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