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Hydrocephaly: Introduction

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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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hydrocephaly

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Hydrocephaly Treatments

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Hydrocephaly: Animations

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hydrocephaly

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Hydrocephaly: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hydrocephaly

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur from more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms are typically more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and these were not more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur more »

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Hydrocephaly: Related Rare Diseases

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Hydrocephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Hydrocephaly listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hydrocephaly as a symptom include:

Definitions of 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.
- (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)

Detailed list of causes of Hydrocephaly

The list below shows some of the causes of Hydrocephaly mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hydrocephaly?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hydrocephaly. Of the 137 causes of Hydrocephaly that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 135 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hydrocephaly:

The following list of conditions have 'Hydrocephaly' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hydrocephaly Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hydrocephaly based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    What are the alternative names for Hydrocephaly:

    Hydrocephalus, Hydrencephalus, Hydrencephaly
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hydrocephaly:

    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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