260 hydrocephalus hydrocephalus is a condition

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Unformatted text preview: re incorrect. 258. Med Cal 259. Appendicitis McBurney¶s point is midway between the right anterior superior iliac crest and the umbilicus. It is usually the location of greatest pain in the child with appendicitis. 260. Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus is a condition characterized by an enlargement of the cranium because of an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the cerebral ventricular system. This characteristic causes the increase in the weight of the infant¶s head. The infant may experience significant head enlargement. Care must be exercised so that the head is well supported when the infant is fed or moved to prevent extra strain on the infant¶s neck, and measures must be taken to prevent the development of pressure areas. Supporting the infant¶s head and neck, when picking up him or her, will prevent the hyperextension of the neck area and the infant from falling backward. The infant should be fed with the head elevated for proper motility of food processing. A helmet could suffocate an unattended infant during re...
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