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Edited by Sadip Pant

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States of America


Description of hydrocephalus can be found in ancient medical literature from Egypt as old as 500 AD. Hydrocephalus is characterized by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain. This results in the rise of intracranial pressure inside the skull causing progressive increase in the size of the head, seizure, tunneling of vision, and mental disability. The clinical presentation of hydrocephalus varies with age of onset and chronicity of the underlying disease process. Acute dilatation of the ventricular system manifests with features of raised intracranial pressure while chronic dilatation has a more insidious onset presenting as Adams triad. Treatment is generally surgical by creating various types of cerebral shunts. Role of endoscopic has emerged lately in the management of hydrocephalus.

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HydrocephalusEdited by Sadip Pant

Published: February 24th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1212

ISBN: 978-953-51-0162-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5212-5

Copyright year: 2012

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69163 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Hydrocephalus: An Overview

By Milani Sivagnanam and Neilank K. Jha


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2. Intraventricular Cerebrovascular Pathologies of Hydrocephalus and Managements

By Ahmet Metin Şanlı, Hayri Kertmen and Bora Gürer


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3. Clinical Presentation of Hydrocephalus

By Sadip Pant and Iype Cherian


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4. Interpretation of Cerebrospinal Fluid Parameters in Children with Hydrocephalus

By Daniel Fulkerson


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5. Management of Hydrocephalus

By Parvaneh Karimzadeh


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6. Complications Associated with Surgical Treatment of Hydrocephalus

By Takeshi Satow, Masaaki Saiki and Takayuki Kikuchi


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7. External Ventricular Drain Infections

By Anderson C.O. Tsang and Gilberto K.K. Leung


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8. Role of Endoscopy in Management of Hydrocephalus

By Nasser M. F. El-Ghandour


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9. Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography in the Management of Neonatal Hydrocephalus

By Branislav Kolarovszki and Mirko Zibolen


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10. Novel Method for Controlling Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow and Intracranial Pressure by Use of a Tandem Shunt-Valve System

By Yasuo Aihara


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11. Complex Hydrocephalus

By Nasser M. F. El-Ghandour


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12. Recognition of Posture and Gait Disturbances in Patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Using a Posturography and Computer Dynography Systems

By L. Czerwosz, E. Szczepek, B. Sokołowska, J. Jurkiewicz and Z. Czernicki


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