Hydrocephalus is a condition resulting in abnormal buildup of fluid in the cavities of the brain. It may be congenital or acquired. This build up results from an obstruction that prevents proper fluid drainage. The damage to the brain may cause headache, vomiting, blurred vision, cognitive problems and difficulty in walking. Symptoms of hydrocephalus include breathing difficulty, drowsiness, seizures, urinary incontinence and irritability. Being born prematurely and having complications with fetal development heightens the risk of developing this condition.
HOW IS HYDROCEPHALUS DIAGNOSED?
Hydrocephalus affects about 1 out of every 500 children