Hydrocephalus



Related Terms: Mri Of Brain, Brain Hemorrhage, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Brain Tumor, Head Trauma, Hydrocephalus Surgery, Developmental Brain Disorders

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What Causes Hydrocephalus?
Article Overview: Increase in brain pressure from disturbances in the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid causes a condition called hydrocephalus which if left untreated can cause permanent neurological dysfunction or death. Successful surgical treatment has helped thousands of people affected by this disease to live independent and useful lives.  Read Article »
Dr. Tony Magana
Neuro Surgeon

The brain has two circulations. Blood which carries oxygen, glucose, nutrients and proteins which brain cells need to survive comes to the brain through arteries from the heart and returns waste to the heart through veins. A second circulation consists of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)  that ...  Read Article »
 
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Article Overview: This article discusses in detail the causes and treatment of neural tube defects.  Read Article »
Dr. Tony Magana
Neuro Surgeon

What is Spina Bifida? Spina bifida is a condition resulting from the malformation of the brain, skull, spinal cord, and spine to varying degrees that occurs within the first month after conception (pregnancy).   Causes of Neural Tube Defects: The embryonic tissues which will later specialize ...  Read Article »
 
Ultrasound showing mild hydrocephalus. Should I be concerned?
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 your obste...  Read Full »
 
Fetus revealed with mild hydrocephalus. Is it a serious condition?
Query: Hi doctor, Mild hydrocephalus shown with breech presentation in 36 weeks ultrasound scan. None of the previous report showed any abnormality. Genetic test done earlier in 2nd trimester was also normal. I want to understand what should be the next step for a healthy and sound mother and baby. I had a...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mild hydrocephalus is possible at term and if the biparietal diameter on ultrasound is less than 10 cm then it is still fine. Ideally targeted scan can be done to check for any aqueductal stenosis congenitally, but it is unlikely. The size of the biparietal diameter sh...  Read Full »
 
My grandmother had a brain hemorrhage and is in ICU. What are the options that we have now?
Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is 90 years old. She had a brain hemorrhage two days back. She is in ICU. She is unconscious from the last two days. There is toe movement and sometimes, there are some leg movements. She has high blood pressure. The doctors in my place are saying nothing can be done. W...  Read Full »
Dr. Hitesh Kumar
Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your grandmother seems to be having primary intraventricular hemorrhage with hydrocephalus. At the age of 90 years, definitely the prognosis is likely to be poor. But still, hope should be kept. In such condition, the next treatment option can be EVD- external ventricula...  Read Full »
 
Please help with my visual disturbance and tingling.
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
Neurologist

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 »
 
Post fibroids operation there is gradual deterioration in health. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor,My mother is facing a psychological problem. She had a fibroids operation seven years back. Before the operation, she was very active but after this, her health has gradually deteriorated. At present, she cannot recognize anyone, she shouts by seeing everything, she has an involuntary pass...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka
Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her symptoms could be related to depression, but I would first recommend performing a brain CT scan to exclude a brain tumor or hydrocephalus which can mimic this clinical situation. I would also recommend checking your thyroid hormone levels and vitamin B12 and vita...  Read Full »
 
Can venous aneurysm cause headache?
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
Neuro 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 »
 
My USG of 36 weeks showed big head with mild prominence. What to do?
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 things are ...  Read Full »
 
How does spina bifida progress?
Query: Hello doctor, I have spina bifida, which is a slow degenerative syndrome. In the long run, what kind of deterioration will take place?  Read Full »
Dr. Chirag Solanki
Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Spina bifida may progress to involve both legs, where one may develop tingling, numbness, and weakness. One may also develop urinary retention and overflow incontinence. Many times if there is associated cranial abnormality like Chiari malformation, then similar sympt...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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