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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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 »
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 »
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