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How does acquired hydrocephalus affect the body?

In acquired hydrocephalus, a blockage caused by a tumor, stroke, or other condition prevents a fluid in the brain called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from being absorbed. Therefore, CSF builds up in the brain. This causes pressure and swelling of the subarachnoid space, or spaces in the brain.

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What are the symptoms of acquired hydrocephalus?
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How does congenital hydrocephalus affect the body?
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What are the symptoms of congenital hydrocephalus?
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How is dementia related to hydrocephalus?
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