Children often have a full life span if hydrocephalus is caught early and treated. Infants who undergo surgical treatment to reduce the excess fluid in the brain and survive to age one will not have a shortened life expectancy due to hydrocephalus. Adults who develop hydrocephalus typically have a shortened life span.
- Q How long does congenital hydrocephalus last?
- Q What is the prognosis for people with hydrocephalus?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with hydrocephalus?
- Q What is the prognosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)?
- Q Is there a cure for acquired hydrocephalus?
- Q How do I care for an older adult with acquired hydrocephalus?