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    Hydrocephalus Having a big head is usually taken in a humorous and figurative manner, but when it comes to hydrocephalus it is taken very literally and seriously. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain, enlarging the head and causing brain damage (MedicineNet, 2016). Hydrocephalus can be a result of the ventricles producing too much cerebrospinal fluid. There can also be an obstruction which reduces the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, as well as inadequate absorption of the cerebrospinal fluid into the bloodstream (Boston Children 's Hospital, 2016). Diagnosis of hydrocephalus is usually based on prevalence of signs and symptoms, general physical examinations, or brain imaging tests (Mayo Clinic Staff,…

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    Hydrocephalus

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    Hydrocephalus is the reason that bovine calves are stillborn, or even live through birth only to die quickly afterwards. An overabundance of cerebral spinal fluid can cause the bovine calf’s head to be malformed and dome-shaped. There can be a birth that the bovine calf will live, but symptoms of weakness, depression, spasms, and convulsions will result from cerebral pressure on the brain’s functions. Clinical signs of droopy ears, head and even blindness will be identified along with the…

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    Both them are caused by damaged cerebrospinal fluid re-absorption in the absence of any cerebrospinal fluid-flow obstruction between the ventricles and subarachnoid space. Communicating hydrocephalus has many different neurologic conditions such as subarachnoid and intraventricular hemorrhage, meningitis and congenital absence of arachnoid villi. In some case, the special form of communicating hydrocephalus is normal pressure hydrocephalus which causes thickening of the arachnoid leading to…

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    Currently, dominant treatment relies on passive mechanical shunts (mostly pressure controlled and limited flow controlled) which exhibit serious complications such as over drainage, under drainage, mechanical failure, infections, obstructions, and the need to lengthen or replace the catheter. These complications are not predictable and could happen after a placement of the shunt system anytime from hours to years. Shunt complication is one of the most common clinical problems in pediatric…

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    touched her heart. The following patients left an unremarkable mark in her life. She stated that while working in East Park Ridge hospital, she met a mother whose baby was born at twenty-six weeks with a head bleeding, and was placed on a ventilator due to her undeveloped lungs. The baby was overly young and fragile for doctors to perform brain surgery to cease her head bleeding. Due to the fact that the baby 's head bleed was not ceasing, doctors were forced to transport the baby downtown, to a…

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    Hydrocephalus Signs

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    Signs and Symptoms Symptoms of hydrocephalus differ with age, disease development, and individual variations in acceptance to the illness. For instance, a child's capability to compensate for enlarged CSF pressure and extension of the ventricles varies from a grown-up's. The infant skull can enlarge to accommodate the buildup of CSF because the sutures (the fibrous joints that attach the bones of the skull) have not yet closed. In infancy, the clearest sign of hydrocephalus is frequently a fast…

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    Life is like a continuous story filled with good and bad, and my life is no different. I am a person who has spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals. My little sister was a premature baby born with spina bifida, and therefore is permanently disabled and has aVP shunt. During my childhood my little sister had been taken to the hospital many times, and since my parents could not leave me alone at home I was always there with her. I have an older sister, but was not part of my…

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    Hydrocephalus is a medical condition in which there is cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. This cause increases pressure inside the skull and may cause enlargement of the head if it occurs in the childhood, it can cause convulsions, mental disability and tunnel vision. It can also be called “Water on the brain.” Hydrocephalus can be inherited or acquired factors. This includes Spina Bifida, Craniosynostosis and Vein of Galen malformations. For acquired causes hemorrhage,head trauma,tumors and…

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    Hydrocephalus Case Study

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    intracranial cavity. A condition known as Hydrocephalus, meaning (water in the brain), is caused by an excess of CSF in the intracranial cavity (Blumenfeld, 2010 p. 155). Hydrocephalus can result from an excess of CSF production, obstruction of flow at any point in the ventricles or subarachnoid space, or a decrease in reabsorption via arachnoid granulations (Blumenfeld, 2010 p. 155). Excess CSF production as the cause of hydrocephalus is very rare and is only seen in cases of certain…

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    What does the classic triad of normal pressure hydrocephalus correctly consists of? A: Gait disturbance, aphasia, dementia • The reason this is the wrong answer is because aphasia is not consider to be part of the triad in normal pressure hydrocephalus. It is possible for some patient exhibit symptoms of aphasia, agnosia and apraxia which are known as cortical features. B: Gait disturbance, urinary incontinence, dementia • Normal Pressure hydrocephalus is a condition caused by enlarged…

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