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Hydrocephalus: A condition which is characterized by marked dilatation of the cerebral ventricles. See detailed information below for a list of 227 causes of Hydrocephalus, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hydrocephalus Information Page: NINDS)
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which the primary characteristic is... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hydrocephalus Information Page: NINDS)
Excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranium which may be associated with dilation of cerebral ventricles, INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; HEADACHE; lethargy; URINARY INCONTINENCE; and ATAXIA (and in infants macrocephaly). This condition may be caused by obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid pathways due to neurologic abnormalities, INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIONS; BRAIN NEOPLASMS; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions. Impaired resorption of cerebrospinal fluid from the arachnoid villi results in a communicating form of hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus ex-vacuo refers to ventricular dilation that occurs as a result of brain substance loss from CEREBRAL INFARCTION and other conditions.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
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
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranium which may be a congenital or acquired disorder; hydrocephalus ex-vacuo refers to ventricular dilation that occurs as a result of brain substance loss from cerebral infarction and other conditions.
- (Source - CRISP)
Hydrocephalus is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Hydrocephalus, or a subtype of Hydrocephalus,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)
The list below shows some of the causes of Hydrocephalus mentioned in various sources:
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Medical Conditions associated with Hydrocephalus:
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