Done by: 1. Mohammad Ibrahim Desouky
2. Mohammad Adel Saleh
* Early symptoms
* Symptoms of continued hydrocephalus
* Late symptoms
* Symptoms in older children
Commonly known as “Water on the brain”, this is the easy and short definition of Hydrocephalus. A more medical definition according to ‘National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is “it is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain”.
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* Cognitive challenges.
* Difficulty controlling the bladder.
Since there is a risk in brain damage caused by hydrocephalus, thought and behavior might be affected as well. Short term memory loss and learning disabilities are common when it comes to those suffering from hydrocephalus. Also, they tend to do better on verbal IQ tests than they would do on performance IQ tests. Since this is due to the distribution of nerve damage to the brain, yet how severe the case of hydrocephalus differs from one person to another, some are within the average bases when it comes to the average person’s intelligence and some are above average. A person with hydrocephalus might be exposed to motion and visual problems, difficulty with coordination and the tendency to be ‘clumsy’.
The aim of the treatment is to try and reduce or prevent the risk of the brain damage, this can occur by improving the flow of the CSF.
In some cases it is possible to remove the blockage by surgery, but if this is too risky or impossible, a flexible tube, called a ‘shunt’ might be replaced inside the...