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Pediatric Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities in the brain called ventricles. It occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed.

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La hidrocefalia

Se define como una acumulación anormal de líquido cefalorraquídeo (LCR) en las cavidades normales del cerebro conocidas como ventrículos. Esta acumulación de líquido puede generar presión sobre el tejido cerebral y ocasionar daños, impidiendo el funcionamiento normal.

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water on the brain is normal pressure hydrocephalus

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that causes the ventricles in the brain to become enlarged, sometimes with little or no increase in intracranial pressure (ICP).

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Hydrocephalus Resources

Publications

Our FREE publications, webinars and videos provide current, relevant information about living with and managing hydrocephalus, medical protocols and technologies, and research.

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Hydrocephalus Resource Library (HRL)

Search our extensive library of articles, academic studies, research studies, blogs and other resources on hydrocephalus.

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Physicians Directories

To help you in the process of building your healthcare team, HA has developed the Physicians Directory. We are pleased to provide this resource and want to remind you that the Directory is not intended to be an endorsement or recommendation by the Association or its members.

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Glossary

A to Z listing of key terminology and definitions relevant to hydrocephalus.

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