Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is one of the most common manifestations of developmental disorders. A fundamental understanding of the principles, evaluation, and management of congenital and neonatal hydrocephalus is essential for physicians involved in the care of infants with developmental structural disorders of the CNS. Hydrocephalus, in the strictest definition, denotes an increased volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the skull, most frequently in the ventricles. Unfortunately the use of various definitions in a wide variety of clinical presentations and pathological abnormalities has resulted in confusion surrounding the definition and meaning of the term hydrocephalus. In this chapter, hydrocephalus is defined as an increase in the volume of CSF within the ventricular system independent of the actual head circumference. So-called normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is generally not considered a developmental anomaly and occurs mainly in adults; however, the condition is discussed in this chapter in order to complete the discussion of hydrocephalus in a homogenous context.

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