What is pediatric hydrocephalus?


Hydrocephalus, the accumulation of "water on the brain" can occur with spinal fluid obstruction, narrowing of the spinal fluid circulation, a tumor or trauma. The child may become tired, sleepy, loose balance and have difficulty concentrating. Hydorcephalus can increase pressure on the brain. Complications include seizures, loss of consciousness, bowel and bladder incontinence. Early recognition and treatment of hydrocephalus is critical in complication prevention. A Vertricular- Peritoneal shunt may in inserted to remove excess fluid from the brain that will then drain into the abdomen.

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Hydrocephalus is excess fluid in the brain, and is a condition in infants. A large head may be a symptom along with rapid increase in head size or vomiting. If caught early, placement of a shunt to reduce the fluid can result in c...

lose to normal life. If not caught, brief lifespan an severe developmental problems will result. Prevention includes fetal monitoring and growth monitoring

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