Hydrocephalus

hydrocephalus (hī´drəsĕf´ələs), also known as water on the brain, developmental (congenital) or acquired condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of body fluids within the skull. The congenital form may be associated with other abnormalities. The acquired form may follow meningitis or another cerebral inflammation or tumor. The accumulation of fluid causes compression of the brain and enlargement of the skull, sometimes with separation of bone structures. Paralysis and death may result or, at the least, mental retardation. Many forms of therapy, including surgery, have been attempted, but usually without much success in extreme cases.

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Hydrocephalus: Selected full-text books and articles

Encyclopedia of Family Health By David B. Jacoby; Robert M. Youngson Marshall Cavendish, vol.7, 2005 (3rd edition)
Don't Misdiagnose Hydrocephalus as Dementia By Kirk, Patricia L Clinical Psychiatry News, Vol. 34, No. 6, June 2006
Reading Comprehension Difficulties: Processes and Intervention By Cesare Cornoldi; Jane Oakhill Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996
Implant Can Help Hydrocephalus New Haven Register (New Haven, CT), July 22, 2015
Planning for a Child with Hydrocephalus: A Guide for the School Nurse By Failla, Salva; Todaro, Ann Witt Journal of School Health, Vol. 62, No. 3, March 1992
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Maternal Rights, Fetal Harms By Strong, Carson; Kinlaw, Kathy The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 21, No. 3, May-June 1991
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Laughing Again By Christie, Tim The Register Guard (Eugene, OR), December 31, 2001
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