How Is Hydrocephalus Diagnosed?

How Is Hydrocephalus Diagnosed?

Suspicion about hydrocephalus begins during a baby’s regular checks; when an abnormal increase is seen by the family physician who measures the head circumference. In other words, you should never delay your baby’s regular checks after birth. Then, if your doctor refers you to a neurosurgeon, do not waste any time so that the neurosurgeon can confirm this diagnosis at once.

After that, examinations such as ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), which are necessary for diagnosis, will also take a certain time so that the doubt can be confirmed. If the diagnosis is definite and an operation is to be recommended; then consider a surgeon who has had experience with infants immediately, preferably a pediatric neurosurgeon.

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