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Amit Agrawal

Narayana Medical College and Hospital


Congenital Hydrocephalus Cerebrospinal Fluid Ventriculomegaly Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Neuroendoscopy for Hydrocephalus Obstructive Hydrocephalus

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Hydrocephalus is one of the common yet complex conditions seen and managed in clinics particularly in neurosurgical practice. Hydrocephalus can be either due to obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathway or over production or reduced absorption of the CSF. These scenarios can be caused by a number of congenital and acquired conditions. Clinical presentation and clinical features of the hydrocephalus depends on the age at the time of presentation and underlying conditions responsible for the development of the hydrocephalus. This book is intended to share the advancements in the understanding of the causes and pathology of hydrocephalus, investigations approaches and technologies available to divert CSF flow and to elaborate on minimally invasive management strategies (i.e. endoscopy) to treat hydrocephalus. Recent advancements have resulted in the improved outcomes in patients with hydrocephalus; however still there are many areas where there is need to carry out more research. There is a need to understand the long term outcome of these patients which include their functional recovery as well as their ability to get integrated into the normal life.

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Date completed: August 29th 2019

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Amit Agrawal

Narayana Medical College and Hospital

Dr. Agrawal completed his neurosurgery training at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, in 2003. Dr. Agrawal is self-motivated, enthusiastic, and result-oriented professional with over 14 years of rich experience in research and development, as well as teaching and mentoring in the field of neurosurgery. He is proficient in managing and leading teams for running successful process operations and has experience of developing procedures and service standards of excellence. He has attended and participated in many international and national level symposiums and conferences and delivered lectures on vivid topics. He has published more than 700 articles in the medical field covering various topics in various national and international journals. His expertise is in identifying training needs, designing training modules and executing the same while working with limited resources. He has excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with proven abilities in teaching and training for various academic and professional courses. Presently he is working at the Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Nellore, AP, India.

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