What Is Hydrocephalus?

What Is Hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus is a disease that usually occurs in infants, sometimes in children, and rarely in adults. The human brain is actually floating in a fluid-filled environment in a closed box of skull; and the fluid, which the doctors call brain spinal fluid (CSF), circulates in some spaces inside and around the brain. The disease called hydrocephalus is that in which this fluid starts to increase in amount and begins to compress the brain. In recent years, this fluid is thought to have also a function of cleaning waste products; especially when the person is asleep.

The worst part of hydrocephalus is the irreversible damage that occurs in the compressed brain, the damage to the future intelligence of the baby. Therefore, if hydrocephalus is detected and an operation is recommended; you should never lose time. Find an experienced pediatric neurosurgeon immediately.

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