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Introduction: Hydrocephaly

Description of Hydrocephaly

Hydrocephaly (medical condition): A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a buildup of fluid...more »

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Lurie-Kletsky syndrome:
  »Introduction: Lurie-Kletsky syndrome
  »Symptoms of Lurie-Kletsky syndrome

Hydrocephaly: 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.
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Hydrocephaly: Related Topics

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Hydrocephaly: Rare Disease

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

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.
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Hydrocephaly as a Disease

Hydrocephaly: Another name for Lurie-Kletsky syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Lurie-Kletsky syndrome
  »Symptoms of Lurie-Kletsky syndrome

Hydrocephaly: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Hydrocephaly

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Symptoms of Hydrocephaly (Lurie-Kletsky syndrome)

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Hydrocephaly as a Symptom

Hydrocephaly (symptom): A condition which is characterized by marked dilatation of the cerebral...more »

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