Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is the accumulation of large amounts of cerebrospinal fluid, causing Ventricular enlargement and / or increased intracranial pressure. The manifestations may include seizures an enlarged head, bulging fontanelle, irritability, lethargy, vomiting. The diagnosis is made by sonography in neonates and infants with an open fontanelle and by CT or MRI in older infants and children. Treatment ranges from the observation of surgery depending on the severity and progression of symptoms.

Hydrocephalus is the most common cause of a pathological head enlargement in newborns. Hydrocephalus, which has developed only after the closure of the fontanelle, not enlarged head circumference and does not cause bulging fontanelle, but may cause a significant and rapidly increased intracranial pressure.

Hydrocephalus is the accumulation of large amounts of cerebrospinal fluid, causing Ventricular enlargement and / or increased intracranial pressure. The manifestations may include seizures an enlarged head, bulging fontanelle, irritability, lethargy, vomiting. The diagnosis is made by sonography in neonates and infants with an open fontanelle and by CT or MRI in older infants and children. Treatment ranges from the observation of surgery depending on the severity and progression of symptoms. Hydrocephalus is the most common cause of a pathological head enlargement in newborns. Hydrocephalus, which has developed only after the closure of the fontanelle, not enlarged head circumference and does not cause bulging fontanelle, but may cause a significant and rapidly increased intracranial pressure. Hydrocephalus (Enlarged skull) PAUL PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY var model = {thumbnailUrl ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/m1700311-hydrocephalus-enlarged-skull-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn = 0 & mw = 350 ‘, imageUrl’ /-/media/manual/professional/images/m1700311-hydrocephalus-enlarged-skull-science-photo-library-high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0 ‘, title:’ hydrocephalus ( enlarged skull) ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37897634 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eHydrocephalus can an unusually cause enlarged head due to the pressure of the excess liquid within the cavities of the brain u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’. PAUL PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY’

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