Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus, meaning water on the brain, is when fluid builds (or cerebrospinal fluid CSF) up in the skull. This fluid build-up puts a lot of pressure on the brain, resulting in brain swelling. Genetic abnormality, rubella, congenital disabilities, meningitis, head trauma, brain bleed, and central nervous system tumors can cause hydrocephalus.

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How common is CSF leak after shunt surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister-in-law have surgery shunt in brain for hydrocephalus conditon before two weeks and she was unconcious. But now they suggest surgery for CSF leak. We are very confused what should we do? Is it possible to have CSF leak after shunt surgery? Kindly revert soon.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Patil

Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for all the pain your sister in law is going through. Hydrocephalus is a difficult problem to treat. The complication which are seen your sister in law case are very common in these type of patients. I would suggest you to follow your doctors (neurosu...  Read Full »

Why does my father keep having unconcious episodes?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 55 years old. He is good in terms of his health and weight. He recently had a large AVM rupture and he was flown to the nearest hospital. He had a craniotomy to remove AVM and the ICH caused a large stroke. He was left paralyzed on his right side with the capability to speak,...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When the cortical damage is widespread, the consciousness is impaired. Your father has come out from the deep unconsciousness, he is recovering now. During recovery, this sort of episodes are common and gradually the frequency of this episode would come down. Other factor...  Read Full »

Why is my baby's head so big?

Query: Hi doctor, I was blessed with twin baby girls before three months. It was a premature C-section at 36th week. At birth, one of my baby head size was 33 cm. After some days, it was 36.5 cm. So, the doctor was surprised and sent for an ultrasound scan. I have attached the first report of the scan. It ...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The head circumference of 40.5 cm at 8 weeks of age is definitely abnormal. In addition to that, the scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) clearly ...  Read Full »

I have visual disturbance and tingling. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I caught Lyme disease two months ago. I had a 7 hour long vomiting session with it. Since then, I have had tingling in my arms, legs, hands and feet. A month ago, I started having kaleidoscope vision, followed by a medium headache. This is now happening three or more times a week and las...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms well. Very high likely that your Chiari malformation with syrinx is giving you the trouble again. This time with hydrocephalus as well. Your symptoms are quite significant and points at syrinx progression with hydrocephalus. Clinically, I do not...  Read Full »

Is headache a symptom of venous aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a 8 x 12 mm sac type aneurysm on the vein of Galen. I am 50 years old and otherwise in a good health. I have had bad headaches and nausea for about seven months. It led MRV and that found the aneurysm. I know the risks of an arterial aneurysm rupturing, but do venous ones rupture? ...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a very rare anomaly. Dilatation of entire vein is more common. Theoretically, there is a risk of rupture. But, in practice the most common complications are hydrocephalus and cardiac problems. You have not indicated whether the scan revealed hydrocephalus or not. ...  Read Full »

Please interpret my 36-week ultrasound reports.

Query: Hi doctor, My earlier ultrasound mentioned big head. But, my present ultrasound done in 36 weeks says big head with mild prominence of bilateral lateral ventricles. My radiosonologist did confirm big head but on part of hydrocephalus she was not sure. I have attached the report for your feedback.  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is prominence of the ventricular system of the brain, if it is beyond certain dimensions then we call it hydrocephalus. This dilatation can sometimes be a normal variant, but t...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for muscle stiffness, apart from Baclofen.

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is without ventilator support since 40 days and his tracheostomy has also removed five days back. Without any life support system, he is currently breathing by himself for last 7-8 days with saturation level 100% on air. Past four days he is able to keep his eyes open for few minu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the detailed information. I am happy to see your father improve gradually. Here is what I suggest. There is no other medicine for stiffness. However, physiotherapy should be carried out aggressively to prevent worsening of stiffness. One should rul...  Read Full »

Is mild hydrocephalus dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My present ultrasound is showing mild hydrocephalus with breech presentation (36 weeks) dilated 13 mm ventricle. No genetic disorder reported earlier done in second trimester. All the previous ultrasound showed normal and sound growth of fetus. Reports attached for your reference. Thank y...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hydrocephalus means increase in fluid content in the fluid spaces of the brain. This can keep increasing in size or remain same. Hydrocephalus was detected in the last trimester. As it is now 36 weeks wait for baby to get delivered. As there is fetal hypoxia y...  Read Full »

Please suggest an opinion on hydrocephalus in a 5-year-old child.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 5 years old. She was complaining about headaches and I decided to take her to make a CT. She was at that time, with HMFD(hand, mouth and foot disease), and I did not know that this HMFD could influence her brain and make it inflamed. So, the CT came out and the doctor, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your question and reviewed your uploaded CT scan images. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would explain that these images are not compatible with congenital hydrocephalus. But, it is true that it seems to be a little enlargement of the lat...  Read Full »

Unborn baby is diagnosed with hydrocephaly in the 34th week. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, Our unborn baby is diagnosed with hydrocephaly in the 34th week (now). We were totally shocked because the doctors in the clinic said that this disease must have been detected much earlier (where we live). Unfortunately, on the ultrasonic image the ventricles can be seen filled with a...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not be so anxious. A pediatrician and a pediatric neurosurgeon opinion should be taken for the same. TORCH infection needs to be ruled out in both the mother and the baby. If all is well and baby is born, a ventriculoperitoneal shunt operation may be done (bas...  Read Full »

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