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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Are researchers investigating congenital hydrocephalus?
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What is the prognosis of hydrocephalus?
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How many people get affected with hydrocephalus?
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What are the different types of hydrocephalus?
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