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Hydrocephalus

Introduction: Hydrocephalus

Description of Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus (medical condition): A rare condition where the normal flow of cerebrospinal...more »

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Hydrocephalus: 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

Hydrocephalus: 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

Hydrocephalus: 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: 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: MeSH 2007

Hydrocephalus: Related Topics

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Hydrocephalus: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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 Institutes of Health (NIH)

Hydrocephalus as a Disease

Hydrocephalus (medical condition): See Hydrocephalus (disease information).
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Hydrocephalus: Related Diseases

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Hydrocephalus: Article Excerpts

Hydrocephalus is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. Although ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hydrocephalus Information Page: NINDS)

Hydrocephalus is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hydrocephalus Information Page: NINDS)

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Hydrocephalus as a Symptom

Hydrocephalus (symptom): A condition which is characterized by marked...more »

Hydrocephalus (symptom): Hydrocephalus is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. Although ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hydrocephalus Information Page: NINDS)

Hydrocephalus (symptom): See Hydrocephalus (symptom information).

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Hydrocephalus: Related Disease Topics

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Source: Diseases Database

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Source - MeSH 2007

Related Topics

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Hydrocephalus

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Hydrocephalus

The following list attempts to classify Hydrocephalus into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • abnormal condition,abnormalcy,abnormality
  • condition,status
  • state

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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