What is Hydrocephalus?


Hydrocephalus is a chronic neurological condition that occurs when cerebrospinal fluid, or “CSF”, builds up in the cavities—ventricles—in the brain, causing it to swell. It is a complex disorder most common in young children and adults over 60 years old, though anyone at any age can develop the condition. The name itself means “water on the brain”. Brain damage can occur as a result of CSF buildup, possibly leading to developmental, physical, and intellectual impairments. There is no cure for hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus requires treatment to prevent serious complications.

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