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High-resolution fetal ultrasound can reliably detect hydrocephalus in utero, assessing not just ventricular size but also typical skull vault abnormalities suggestive of the condition.
In the past we have seen patients with congenital hydrocephalus but we have not seen this big a head before.
To rule out Parkinson's or other conditions, patients in the hydrocephalus clinic receive special MRIs and a multidisciplinary assessment.
Surgical Management of Idiopathic Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus.
Shunting of CSF into the peritoneal cavity in patients with hydrocephalus was advocated as far back as 1898 by Ferguson et al.
The new study now suggests that hydrocephalus can be triggered by abnormal levels of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a blood-borne lipid that can enter the brain in high concentrations during bleeding events, with profound effects on developing brain cells.
Severe adherence is related to age, poor neurological status, vasospasm, presence of acute hydrocephalus, CSF infections, necessity of EVD, rebleeding and most importantly intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) (3).
Maureen Jobson of the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, said: This is a rare chance for grandparents to learn about these conditions and we want as many as possible to join us.
In their defence the defendants argued that Jade had hydrocephalus both at and prior to her birth and her injuries were caused by a pre-existing condition.
She also suffers with hydrocephalus and has needed a phenomenal 48 operations - two over Christmas - but she still loves being in the limelight.
Kyle lived with hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy and passed away earlier this year at the age of 8.