Hydrocephalus

What Is It?

Hydrocephalus, also known as "water on the brain," is a condition in which there is extra cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord. Cerebrospinal fluid acts as a cushion for the brain and spinal cord, supplies nutrients, and takes away waste products.

Hydrocephalus can be present at birth (congenital) or can develop later (acquired).

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