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Hydrocephaly: A condition which is characterized by marked dilatation of the cerebral ventricles. See detailed information below for a list of 137 causes of Hydrocephaly, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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causes of Hydrocephaly as a symptom include:
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)
Hydrocephaly is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Hydrocephaly, or a subtype of Hydrocephaly,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)
The list below shows some of the causes of Hydrocephaly mentioned in various sources:
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Medical Conditions associated with Hydrocephaly:
Brain swelling (387 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Swollen head (607 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)
Symptoms related to Hydrocephaly:
Increased intracranial pressure (71 causes), Projectile vomiting, Cerebrospinal fluid, CSF, Brain ventricles, Spina bifida (30 causes), Papilledema, Adams-Oliver syndrome, Alexander disease, Alpha-L-iduronidase deficiency, Alveolar hydatid disease, Aqueduct stenosis, Arachnoid cyst, Arnold-Chiari malformation, BRESHECK syndrome, Cloverleaf skull syndrome, Corpus callosum agenesis type 2
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