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Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain. The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain, which can damage it.
Symptoms of hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) causes slightly different symptoms depending on the type of hydrocephalus and the age of the person affected.
Causes of hydrocephalus
To understand the causes of hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain), it is first useful to understand how cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulates through the brain.
Diagnosing hydrocephalus
The different types of hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) can be diagnosed with brain scans.
Treating hydrocephalus
Both congenital and acquired hydrocephalus usually require surgery in order to reduce the pressure on the brain.
Complications of hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) can cause some complications, or complications may develop as a result of the surgery used to treat it.