Thursday 3 July 2003
Definition: Abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricular system of the brain. The two common types are communicating hydrocephalus and noncommunicating hydrocephalus, distinguished according to whether there is or is not obstruction to the outflow of cerebrospinal fluid.
Hydrocephalus of childhood
Hydrocephalus of childhood may be associated with:
Arnold-Chiari malformation and spina bifida
Dandy-Walker syndrome (DWS)
fetal hydrocephaly (congenital hydrocephalus)