- an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain
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Hydrocephalus is a relatively rare condition caused by swelling of the fluid-filled cavities in the brain (called ventricles). It is also called 'water on the brain' . It is sometimes the first sign of spina bifida or can be caused by a tumour or surgery to close an open spinal column.
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excess cerebrospinal fluid within the brain; commonly referred to as 'water on the brain'
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An excessive amount of Cerebrospinal Fluid i.e. the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal column - In children, hydrocephalus causes the head to enlarge - hydrocephalus
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Too much cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles in the brain, leading to pressure on the brain and enlargement of the skull
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enlarged head from accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid, water on the brain
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is defined as dilatation of the ventricular system and so can be seen in cases of cerebral atrophy, e.g. dementia (compensatory hydrocephalus)
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Swelling of the brain due to the accumulation of excess fluid.
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Our Hydrocephalus Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain. The fluid is often under increased pressure and can compress and damage the brain. Hydrocephalus can arise before birth or any t
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[ New Latin , from Greek ... hydrocephalus; 'y`dwr
water + ... head.] (Medicine)
An accumulation of liquid within the cavity of the cranium, especially within the ventricles of the brain; dropsy of the brain. It is due usually to tubercular meningitis. When it oc
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A condition marked by dilatation of the cerebral ventricles, most often occurring secondarily to obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathways and accompanied by an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the skull, the fluid is usually under increased pressure, but occasionally may be normal or nearly so. It is typically characterised by enla
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(hi″dro-sef´ә-lәs) enlargement of the skull because of abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricular system of the brain. Although it occurs occasionally in adults, it is usually seen in young children associated with a congenital defect, especially a neural tube defect. The two c...
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• (n.) An accumulation of liquid within the cavity of the cranium, especially within the ventricles of the brain; dropsy of the brain. It is due usually to tubercular meningitis. When it occurs in infancy, it often enlarges the head enormously.
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accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain, causing progressive enlargement of the head. Normally, ... [7 related articles]
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(hydro- + Gr. kephal head) a condition marked by dilatation of the cerebral ventricles, most often occurring secondarily to obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathways, and accompanied by an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the skull; the fluid is usually under increased pressure, but occasionally may be normal or nearly so. It is t..
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hydrocephalus 1. A congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull and compression of the brain, destroying much of the neural tissue. 2. An accumulation of serous fluid within the cranium: especially, in infancy, due to obstruction of the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, o
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Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′drō-sef′ă-lŭs Definitions: 1. A condition marked by an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid resulting in dilation of the cerebral ventricles and raised intracranial pressure; may also result in enlargement of the cranium and atrophy of the brain. Synonyms: hydrocephaly
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Hydrocephalus (s), also known as "water in the brain," is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain. This may cause increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and progressive enlargement of the head, convulsion, tunnel vision, and mental disabili..
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An increase in volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain. Hydrocephalus is a condition that exerts dangerous pressure on brain tissue. It can be due either to obstruction, preventing the CSF from draining away, or to a failure of natural reabsorption. In babies it is congeni...
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A defect that affects approximately 1 out every 500 children and can be congenital or developed. Congenital hydrocephalus means that the child was born with the disorder. If hydrocephalus is acquired, the child has developed it after some type of trauma or from a disease/infection. Hydrocephalus is a brain defect in which there is an excessive am..
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hydrocephalus (hī"drusef'ulus) , also known as water on the brain, developmental (congenital) or acquired condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of body fluids within the skull. The congenital form may be associated with other abnormalities. The acquired form may follow m...
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Hydrocephalus or hydrocephaly (water on the brain) is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain resulting because its normal outlet has been blocked by congenital malformation or disease. In infancy it usually results in great enlargement of the head.
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Potentially serious increase in the volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the ventricles of the brain. In infants, since their skull plates have not fused, it causes enlargement of the head, and there is a risk of brain damage from CSF pressure on the developing brain. Hydrocephalus may be due to mechanical obstruction of the outflow of CSF fr
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Cerebrospinal fluid accumulation within the brain.
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Greek hydor = water, koilos = head. (cf. cephalic).
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