Hydrocephalus - Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus By: Abraham De...

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Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus By: Abraham De La Garza and Liana Sencion
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What is Hydrocephalus? What is Hydrocephalus? The term hydrocephalus is derived from the Greek words “hydro” meaning water and “cephalus” meaning head. As the name implies, it is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. The excessive accumulation of (CSF) cerebrospinal fluid results in an abnormal dilatation of the spaces in the brain called ventricles. This dilatation causes potentially harmful pressure on the tissue of the brain.
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Types of hydrocephalus Types of hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus may be congenital or acquired. Congenital hydrocephalus is present at birth, and may be caused be either environmental influences during fetal development or genetic predisposition. Acquired hydrocephalus develops at the time of birth or at some point afterwards. This type can affect individuals of all ages and may be caused by injury or disease.
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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Hydrocephalus - Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus By: Abraham De...

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