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Unformatted text preview: o Not normally compatible with life Anencephaly: Failure of closure of anterior neuropore & of development of vault of skull o Not normally compatible with life Microcephaly: Underdevelopment of brain o Telencephalon does not develop to its full extent o Major neurological abnormalities, but compatible with life Hydrocephalus: Excess of cerebrospinal fluid o Excessive pressure caused by CSF, produced by choroid plexus o Normally results from non-functioning arachnoid granulations Unable to absorb CSF produced by choroid plexus o Sutures between vaults of skull dont fuse normally for 1st 3-4yrs of life ---- Patent fontanelles o Normally have reduced levels of cerebral function Due to excess pressure on brain, which stops development & causes deterioration o Tube used to connect CSF to internal jugular vein for drainage o Prone to infections, e.g. meningitis...
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