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Hydrocephalus: what is it?

Description of the Disease

Hydrocephalus is a pathological condition characterized by an excess of fluid in the brain, leading to an increase in the volume of the cranial cavity and pressure on the brain tissues.


  • Communicating hydrocephalus
  • Non-communicating hydrocephalus
  • Mixed hydrocephalus


  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Visual disturbances
  • Headaches
  • Spastic syndrome


Hydrocephalus can be caused by a disruption in the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, congenital anomalies, inflammatory processes, or tumors.


Neuroimaging methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) are used to diagnose hydrocephalus.


Treatment of hydrocephalus may include conservative methods (drug therapy) and surgical intervention (shunt placement, endoscopic procedures).


Prevention of hydrocephalus involves timely treatment of congenital pathologies, prevention of head trauma, and infectious diseases.


Hydrocephalus is treated by a neurosurgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.