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10 Treatments for Hydrocephalus

Overview

Hydrocephalus is a condition that occurs when fluid builds up in the skull and causes the brain to swell. The name literally means water on the brain. Brain damage can occur as a result of the fluid buildup. This can lead to impaired development[read article]

Tests for Hydrocephalus

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Neurological Examination
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Head Ultrasound
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Hydrocephalus

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Ventriculostomy
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Cerebrospinal fluid shunts procedure
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